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round·​up ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio)
: the act or process of collecting animals (such as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in
: the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged in a cattle roundup
: a gathering in of scattered persons or things
a roundup of all suspects
: a summary of information
a roundup of the news

round up

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rounded up; rounding up; rounds up

transitive verb

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

Examples of roundup in a Sentence

Noun The police ordered a roundup of all the suspects. Here's a roundup of today's news. Verb rounded everyone up for one final training session
Recent Examples on the Web
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To help plan for your big day, Vogue has rounded up our favorite looks from New York Bridal Fashion Week, below. Taylor Anderson, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2024 Now the same law firm is rounding up plaintiffs by the thousands — including hundreds in the Bay Area — to sue Google on similar claims in state court in San Jose. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 Related Stories Related: The Best Music Festival Must-Haves for Last-Minute Coachella Packing Below, The Hollywood Reporter has rounded up the best official Coachella parties and festival-adjacent events during weekends one and two, plus happenings holding court in the desert through Stagecoach. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2024 Earlier that month, Kardashian Barker rounded up her time in Australia in a series of photos shared on her Instagram. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2024 Mahmoud tells him about the massacre that took place in the summer of 1996 when more than 1,200 inmates were rounded up and shot dead inside the jail compound. Hazlitt, 3 Apr. 2024 Android Circuit rounds up the news from the Android world every weekend here on Forbes. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 That officer rounded up a driver and a second front-loader to help end the chase. Owen Bellwood / Jalopnik, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024 Doyle McManus: Trump wants to round up over a million undocumented migrants from California. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)


1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundup was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Roundup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
round·​up ˈrau̇n-ˌdəp How to pronounce roundup (audio)
: the gathering together of animals (as cows) on the range by riding around them and driving them in
: a gathering together of scattered persons or things
: summary entry 2
a roundup of the news

round up

2 of 2 verb
: to collect (as cattle) by circling and driving
: to gather in or bring together

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