roundup

noun
round·​up | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio) \

Definition of roundup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(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

round up

verb
rounded up; rounding up; rounds up

Definition of round up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Don’t miss the California 2020 Countdown, our weekly roundup of political news. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "First Democratic presidential debate: Who’s in and who’s out?," 8 June 2019 Share your reviews of 'My Favorite Half-Night Stand' in the comments with #ReadWithMC to be included in our review roundup. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "#ReadWithMC Reviews Christina Lauren's 'My Favorite Half-Night Stand'," 1 Feb. 2019 Want this snappy news roundup in your inbox every night? Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "'The very greatest Americans'," 6 June 2019 Here's the list of companies in the inaugural OBC batch: Look to this roundup for our favorite products from these partners, and be on the lookout for more exclusive content from the Collective. The Editors, Outside Online, "Launching the Outside Brand Collective," 6 June 2019 Spike Lee Is Spike Lee the flyest Oscar winner on this Instagram roundup? Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 Ali Alomari, shown in an image posted on his Facebook page in May, 2017, is a TV preacher who was arrested one year ago in a Saudi roundup of imams with large followings. Michael Amon And, WSJ, "Push to Execute Saudi Clerics Rattles Kingdom’s Power Structure," 16 Sep. 2018 Here's a roundup of some of the best reactions Twitter had to offer. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Fans Had A Lot of Feelings About Cersei's Elephant Obsession in the Season 8 Premiere," 15 Apr. 2019 Welcome to Fav’d For Later, a Friday roundup of our favorite memes, trends, and all-around good internet content. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "This week’s best from the web," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of roundup

Noun

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

Verb

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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roundup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of roundup

: 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

noun
round·​up | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio) \

Kids Definition of roundup

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 : summary entry 2 Here's a roundup of the day's news.

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