round off

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transitive verb

: to trim or finish into curved or rounded form
: to bring to symmetry or completion
rounded off his property by purchase of the additional land
a term in Congress rounded off his career
: round entry 6 sense 7a
round all decimals off to the nearest thousandth


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plural -s
: a tumbling stunt in which the body makes one revolution from feet to hands to feet incorporating a half twist compare cartwheel

Word History


Transitive verb

round entry 6


round off

First Known Use


1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of round off was in 1917

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“Round off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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