roundup

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noun round·up \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp \

Definition of roundup

1 a (1) :the act or process of collecting animals (such as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in
(2) :the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged in a cattle roundup
b :a gathering in of scattered persons or things
  • a roundup of all suspects
2 :a summary of information
  • a roundup of the news

Examples of roundup in a Sentence

  1. The police ordered a roundup of all the suspects.

  2. Here's a roundup of today's news.

Recent Examples of roundup from the Web

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First Known Use of roundup

1847


round up

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Definition of round up

transitive verb
1 :to collect (animals, such as cattle) by means of a roundup
2 :to gather in or bring together from various quarters

Examples of round up in a Sentence

  1. rounded everyone up for one final training session

First Known Use of round up

1849


ROUNDUP Defined for English Language Learners

roundup

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Definition of roundup for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of gathering together animals (such as cattle) by circling around them in vehicles or on horses

  • : the act or process of finding and gathering together people or things of the same kind

  • : a brief statement of the most important information


ROUNDUP Defined for Kids

roundup

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noun round·up \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp \

Definition of roundup for Students

1 :the act of gathering together animals on the range by circling them in vehicles or on horseback and driving them in
2 :the act of gathering together scattered persons or things
3 :2summary
  • Here's a roundup of the day's news.


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