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round on

Definition of round on in English:

Make a sudden verbal attack on: she rounded on me angrily
More example sentences
  • ‘You're not even supposed to be driving,’ she snapped, rounding on him.
  • Mr. Archer offered to explain, but Anthony rounded on him and declared in a sudden outburst that he would say it himself.
  • The guilty will defend by rounding on the accuser, and for that reason I expect to be chastised for the audacity to doubt their value, although some do good work.
Synonyms
snap at, attack, turn on, set upon, weigh into, fly at, let fly at, lash out at, hit out at, lambaste
British informal have a go at
North American informal light into
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