- the driving together of cattle, horses, etc., for inspection, branding, shipping to market, or the like, as in the western U.S.
- the people and horses who do this.
- the herd so collected.
- the gathering together of scattered items or groups of people: a police roundup of suspects.
- a summary, brief listing, or résumé of related facts, figures, or information: Sunday's newspaper has a sports roundup giving the final score of every baseball game of the past week.
Origin of roundup
First recorded in 1760–70; noun use of verb phrase round up
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Examples from the Web for roundup
Read here for yourself a roundup of how his statement was playing in real time on September 13, 2012.Who Made Benghazi ‘Political’?
May 13, 2014
Here, a roundup of the best responses from cops who are down with getting high.Can You Smoke Weed if Your Friend Is a Cop?
The Daily Beast
September 10, 2013
(Such seeds were of course from Roundup Ready plants, since they had survived the spraying of Roundup).Supreme Court Supports Monsanto in Patent Dispute
May 16, 2013
I weed and occasionally resort to Roundup, and don't feel too hard-used.Should Cities Ban Invasive Plants?
February 8, 2013
Other colors in their top 10 roundup include shades like “Tender Shoots” and “Lemon Zest.”Pippa Middleton's Four Outfit Changes, Courtney Love Launches Vintage Clothing Line
The Fashion Beast Team
October 26, 2012
I don't expect the roundup will fetch them horses in, but it may.Jack, the Young Ranchman
George Bird Grinnell
Next day the scene of the roundup was changed, and the mustangs were forgotten.Wild Animals I Have Known
Ernest Thompson Seton
He was working through the roundup as strayman for the Gourd.The Sheriff of Badger
George B. Pattullo
Yoh tell me, sweetheart; what's he gone do when roundup's all finish?The Heritage of the Sioux
Not for nothing had he ridden on the roundup for many years.Steve Yeager
William MacLeod Raine
Word Origin and History for roundup
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with roundup
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