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round on

Definition of round on

British

  1. :  to suddenly turn toward and attack (someone) —usually used figuratively to describe suddenly beginning to speak to someone in an angry or critical way <She rounded on him and called him a liar.>



Word by Word Definitions

roundplay
  1. :  having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

    :  cylindrical

    :  approximately round

  1. :  around

  1. :  something (as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

    :  a knot of people

    :  a circle of things

  1. :  to make round

    :  to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

    :  to pronounce with lip rounding :  labialize

  1. :  around

    :  all during :  throughout

  1. :  whisper

    :  to speak to in a whisper


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