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

Canada Geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Act, but the city has received permission to conduct the roundups from state and federal authorities. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Denver hatches controversial plan to kill Canada geese, meat will feed families in need," 3 July 2019 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct the roundups and help regulate whether geese meat is suitable for human consumption, Denver Parks and Recreation said. Michelle Lou, CNN, "Denver is rounding up its Canada geese -- to turn them into food for the needy," 2 July 2019 See below for a roundup of the best July 4th sales, including discounts on bedding, lighting, mattresses, sofas, and more. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "The Best July 4th Home Sales to Keep on Your Radar," 1 July 2019 Every year on June 26, riders take to the swamps of Donana National Park, in southern Spain, for a roundup of wild horses. Mark Dufrene, The Mercury News, "Photos: Wild horses are rounded up for sale in Spain during “Saca de las Yeguas”," 26 June 2019 In a move that widely seen as aimed at keeping talks in Congress on immigration from falling part, President Trump on Saturday delayed a wave of roundups of undocumented families that immigration authorities had been expected to start on Sunday. CBS News, "4 bodies, including 2 infants, found near Texas-Mexico border," 24 June 2019 The agency has not announced where the roundups will take place, but officials in cities such as Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles released statements Friday opposing the campaign. NBC News, "U.S. cities prepare for possible ICE raids targeting undocumented families," 22 June 2019 Large-scale immigration enforcement operations are typically kept secret to avoid tipping off targets, but Trump's tweet Monday blew the cover off the roundup in advance. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major US cities," 21 June 2019 Large-scale immigration enforcement operations are typically kept secret to avoid tipping off targets, but Trump's tweet Monday blew the cover off the roundup in advance. Nick Miroff, chicagotribune.com, "ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major cities," 21 June 2019

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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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