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.
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How to use roundup in a sentence
Solmaz says she has never seen police try to round up or dissuade the dealers who work around Khaneye Honarmanan.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners? | IranWire | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As soon as ISIS arrived in Tikrit, their first priority was to round up their enemies for slaughter.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight | Andrew Slater | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. government says Cliven Bundy owes $1 million in grazing fees and sent in contract cowboys to round up his cattle.
These are some of the questions answered by this idiosyncratic round up of books concerned with the world beyond America.
From Action Bronson to Questlove and Three Six Mafia, we round up the best (and weirdest) forays into the kitchen.2 Chainz, Snoop Lion, and More Rappers in the Kitchen | Filipa Ioannou | August 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the Mounted Police are half as good man-hunters as they are said to be, they ought to round up that bunch in short order.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Deacon Pettybone was a busy man, organizing the forces of the Baptists, and seeking diligently to round up the votes of neutrals.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Scattergood went to see Mr. Linderman; McCann went out to round up five hundred shares of stock.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
It'll take us an hour or two to round up and load the horses, but there's no need for you to wait.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
The effect of the alteration has been to lengthen the keel, and perhaps to round up the forefoot a little.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
British Dictionary definitions for round up
to gather (animals, suspects, etc) together: to round ponies up
to raise (a number) to the nearest whole number or ten, hundred, or thousand above it: Compare round down
the act of gathering together livestock, esp cattle, so that they may be branded, counted, or sold
any similar act of collecting or bringing together: a roundup of today's news
a collection of suspects or criminals by the police, esp in a raid
Other Idioms and Phrases with roundup
see head for (the last roundup). Also see round up.
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