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round something off

Definition of round something off in English:

1Make the edges or corners of something smooth: round off the spars with a soft plastic fitting
More example sentences
  • The sharp edges, corners and points have been rounded off and smoothed away.
  • The square edges will be rounded off to prevent further damage to the wall.
  • I tested the tip of one, but evidently they were purely aesthetic, the tips and edges were rounded off so that they couldn't possibly harm anyone.
1.1Complete something in a satisfying or suitable way: I rounded off my visit to Ganu by purchasing a number of exquisite masks
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  • After a highly enjoyable day sightseeing, we decided to round things off with a pub meal before going home.
  • The first group of children to complete the course before Christmas rounded it off with a small party and seven new children started on January 12.
  • With a combination of acrylic, watercolour and photographic work, his diverse collection is rounded off by a self-made video, adding an eerie auditory aspect to the exhibit.
Synonyms
complete, finish off, crown, cap, top;
conclude, close, end
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