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Origin of roundup
British Dictionary definitions for roundup
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with roundup (1 of 2)
see head for (the last roundup). Also see round up.
Idioms and Phrases with roundup (2 of 2)
Collect or gather in a body, as in We'll have to round up some more volunteers for the food drive, or The police rounded up all the suspects. This term comes from the West, where since the mid-1800s it has been used for collecting livestock by riding around the herd and driving the animals together. By about 1875 it was extended to other kinds of gathering together.