Definition of roundup in English:


Syllabification: round·up
Pronunciation: /ˈroundˌəp


  • 1A systematic gathering together of people or things: mass police roundups and detentions the rites of the cattle drive, the roundup, and the branding
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    • The big round-ups of dodgers and the dodgy by police and the military in that earlier war were repeated on an even greater scale.
    • Mass round-ups of republican sympathisers and a hand-in-glove ideological tatonnement with the Catholic hierarchy led to a decade of unprecedented stability.
    • Both sons helped their father with the yearly round-ups and worked on the ranch together with four hired cowboys.
    assembly, muster, rally, rodeo
  • 1.1A summary of facts or events: a news roundup every fifteen minutes
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    • The series will also feature regular round-ups of key events in the British Asian calendar from the world of music, film, fashion, theatre and comedy.
    • The CBA publishes a magazine called British Archaeology which provides an excellent round-up of news articles, reviews, and campaigns.
    • After a long break, here's a round-up of news from Hardware Land.
    summary, synopsis, overview, review, outline, digest, précis, wrap-up
    informal recap

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