Meaning of ROUND in English

ROUND

I. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

30 mile/360 kilometre/2 hour etc round trip

A coachload of supporters made the 700-mile round trip to South Devon.

a round number (= a number ending in zero )

A hundred is a nice round number.

a round of golf (= a complete game of golf )

He invited me to join him for a round of golf.

a round of negotiations (= one part of a series of negotiations )

the next round of negotiations on trade barriers

a round of redundancies (= one set of redundancies in a series )

The industry has announced a new round of redundancies.

a round of talks (= a series of talks that is part of a longer process )

A third round of talks was held in May.

a round trip (= a journey to a place and back again )

His wife makes a hundred and fifty mile round trip to see him twice a week.

call in/round for a chat

Are you free later if I call in for a chat?

come around/round the bend

Suddenly a motorbike came around the bend at top speed.

drive sb up the wall/round the bend/out of their mind spoken informal (= make someone feel very annoyed )

That voice of hers drives me up the wall.

edge your way into/round/through etc sth

Christine edged her way round the back of the house.

endless round of

an endless round of boring meetings

enough to go round (= enough of something for everyone to have some )

Do you think we’ve got enough pizza to go round?

go round/around

Why does the Earth goes around the Sun?

in round figures (= to the nearest 10, 20, 100 etc )

In round figures, about 20 million people emigrated from Europe during that period.

milk round

paper round

round a corner (= come around it )

A tall good-looking man rounded the corner.

round here

There are no good pubs round here .

round of applause (= a short period of applause )

She got a round of applause when she finished.

round robin

a round robin tournament

round the bend

He rounded the bend much too fast.

round/out the back British English (= behind a house or building )

Have you looked round the back?

round/oval/square

Her face was round and jolly.

round/square etc in shape

The dining room was square in shape.

round/wide

The children gazed at the screen, their eyes wide with excitement.

slog your way through/round etc sth

He started to slog his way up the hill.

the opposite way round

Bob was quicker than Ed? It’s usually the opposite way round .

top round

working round the clock (= working day and night without stopping )

Forty police officers are working round the clock to find Murray’s killer.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(just) around/round the corner

Around the corner , their classmates practiced pulling small-fry violin bows across squeaky strings.

I rounded the corner , then stopped, waited a moment and peeked back into the lobby.

Rats gnawed on black infants' feet, while money was used to build new police stations around the corner .

She might think we're just around the corner and that we're not coming to see her.

She peered round the corner of the house.

She was around the corner , talking to Hoffmann.

The Derby Tonelli grocery store of my mind could have stood around the corner from my house.

There was always something around the corner if you didn't lose your head.

a clip round the ear/earhole

You might get a clip round the ear.

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

a square peg in a round hole

all (the) year round

Centrally heated and open all year round.

Hours 4 1/2 hours a week, 45 hours total. * Intensive courses: Duration 2-4 weeks, all year round.

It is warm all year round, with warm summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall.

Most importantly, the Conquistadores use the proceeds from the tournament to help fund local youth sports all year round.

Seasons: The crag faces west, is sited just above the sea and climbing is generally possible all year round.

Soon, the pests were everywhere, all year round.

We have witches all year round.

all round

be the wrong way round/around

Church twisted his head sideways as if the writing were the wrong way round.

be/go round the bend

But if you are going round the bend and resist seeking any help you are deemed to be perfectly okay.

I go round the bend just looking after kids all day.

If you are known to be seeing a shrink you are deemed to be going round the bend .

big-bottomed/round-bottomed etc

bring the conversation around/round to sth

With the rector, however, Arthur still can not bring the conversation around to the confession he once planned to make.

clip sb round the ear/earhole

drive sb round the bend

Anyway, he drives Kate round the bend .

get round sb

get round sth

have a (good) root round

have a sniff around/round

A dozen cemetery companies have sniffed around Hollywood Memorial and then walked away.

in/round these parts

But I am known in these parts to be a really good judge of character.

Colangelo is, as they say with both admiration and bitterness in these parts , large and in charge.

Distances in these parts are surprisingly tiny.

It is not done to miss a marriage in these parts .

Llewelyn's well served in these parts , it seems.

Their labours will meet reward, for such servants are as gold in these parts .

There are very few dead nights in clubland round these parts .

Whatever his inclinations, Larren is some one whose prospects and personal powers make him in these parts a man of capital importance.

look around/round (sth)

Gasping for breath, Isabel managed to twist her head away from him and look around.

Get all your benefits sorted out and then start looking around again.

He looks around him at everybody watching.

I came and looked around and felt this campus is no different than the society at large.

In the silence Johnson looked around at the porch for any details he may have forgotten.

My heart sank as I looked around.

Two old ladies look round in my direction.

When they were gone, Petey crawled out and looked around.

pale-faced/round-faced etc

round the twist

You'd think I was round the twist if I told you.

see around/round sth

talk around/round sth

Get people talking round a subject.

He had never heard Alex talk around dope before.

In the early days I remember we could spend an hour talking round one position.

It was the talk around the base.

Robyn listened helplessly as they talked around and about her and remembered.

We talk round all these factors and eventually that tends to work towards a particular player.

We must have spent at least five minutes talking round the subject.

Why was she conspiring with him to talk around the subject rather than come to the point?

talk sb around/round

the milk round

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

way around/round/up

A possible way round this problem has been suggested by Sen and others.

Or was it the other way round?

See diversion sign and ask B if he knows the best way around it.

She hoped he would find another way up, but this thought still was the central meaning of his whimpers.

Some people, at bottom, really want the world to take care of them, rather than the other way around.

They think they gon na talk their way up on it.

When we find ways around the size of the school, the ultimate reward is a climate that fosters Community.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

face

She was young, with a round face and brown curly hair.

Nina had a round face , pale skin and short-cut hair.

A face rushed up to meet him, clear and lifelike; he stared into the sweet round face of his long-dead wife.

His round face seems small above his wide shoulders.

Their faces slipped through her mind, round faces and long faces, thin, fat, smiling, sombre.

Ted was the shortest with a very round face .

With lots of luck I came face to face with a round face man in uniform.

He had a round face made jovial by bright, almost boyish eyes and eyebrows ridiculously small for a man his size.

figure

The relief showed instantly on their faces as the small round figure of their uncle filled the doorway.

Estimates for the delay, given in round figures , ranged from two to eight hours.

As the end of the decade approached, natural growth was carrying this towards a round figure of 50 million.

Twenty is a nice, round figure .

The LibDems, in round figures , had 45 percent, Conservatives 25 percent and Labour 17.

That's five and a half hours at a bit under two knots - say ten miles in round figures .

Never ask for a big round figure .

head

The baby ones are as pretty and appealing as kittens with their little round heads .

She wore her mixed gray Afro closely cut to the shape of her round head .

Paulette thought the Prince disgustingly ugly: he was obnoxiously thin, with a bulbous round head on a ridiculously long neck.

There would be no need for the round head and the round socket.

neck

Design: round neck , long sleeve top and long johns, women's and men's designs available.

With its pretty round neck , softly padded shoulders and front-pocket detail, it looks great worn with a skirt or trousers.

A simple round neck style with wrist length sleeves it makes the perfect foil for a favourite scarf or piece of jewellery.

A Crêpe-de-chine T-Top blouse with cap sleeves and a round neck bound in self cloth.

For a round neck , join one shoulder seam before estimating.

For a round neck , the band can be single or double thickness but a V-neck band can only be single thickness.

She had tried to soften the effect of long sleeves and a high round neck with a pair of pearl stud earrings.

Knit two rows and bind off for a round neck or cast off for a V-neck.

robin

Mr. Speaker: I think that the Hon. Member might start the round robin .

In a three-pair round robin tournament they finished ahead of Simon Jacob and Anthony Chapman.

Last night Lendl had little difficulty in defeating John McEnroe 6-4, 6-4 at the conclusion of the round robin phase.

Cricket this year switches to an eight-aside round robin for under-12 teams, run over two days.

table

On a small round table , polished for him by Dadda, was a bust of Tace.

A round table was covered with a white linen cloth and glistening silverware.

There was a paperback on the round table to the right of her chair.

They sat at a round table covered with a lace cloth.

A round table covered in cracked oilcloth stood bare of bowls, jugs, cups and saucers.

They dream of a great castle called Camelot and a round table that could seat 150 knights.

In the middle of the room was a round table covered with oilcloth, and four high-backed carved chairs set around it.

trip

Duncan charged £5-a-head for the 200-mile round trip to the new brewery.

The boatmen who brought trade goods up the Missouri as far as the Yellowstone made $ 220 for the round trip .

Distributors would travel perhaps a 1,500-kilometre round trip to collect stocks of vehicle accessories.

Radio signals from Laurel to Mathilde and back will need 36 minutes to make the round trip .

The Rocky Mountaineer will continue to make one round trip a week in summer from Vancouver to Calgary.

However, it has scheduled three extra round trips between Phoenix and Las Vegas on Sunday, to accommodate people staying there.

This is a round trip of some 16 miles and on Skye counts as one of the easiest expeditions.

The round trip of some twelve miles is one of the finest of mountain expeditions.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(just) around/round the corner

Around the corner , their classmates practiced pulling small-fry violin bows across squeaky strings.

I rounded the corner , then stopped, waited a moment and peeked back into the lobby.

Rats gnawed on black infants' feet, while money was used to build new police stations around the corner .

She might think we're just around the corner and that we're not coming to see her.

She peered round the corner of the house.

She was around the corner , talking to Hoffmann.

The Derby Tonelli grocery store of my mind could have stood around the corner from my house.

There was always something around the corner if you didn't lose your head.

a clip round the ear/earhole

You might get a clip round the ear.

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

all (the) year round

Centrally heated and open all year round.

Hours 4 1/2 hours a week, 45 hours total. * Intensive courses: Duration 2-4 weeks, all year round.

It is warm all year round, with warm summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall.

Most importantly, the Conquistadores use the proceeds from the tournament to help fund local youth sports all year round.

Seasons: The crag faces west, is sited just above the sea and climbing is generally possible all year round.

Soon, the pests were everywhere, all year round.

We have witches all year round.

all round

be/go round the bend

But if you are going round the bend and resist seeking any help you are deemed to be perfectly okay.

I go round the bend just looking after kids all day.

If you are known to be seeing a shrink you are deemed to be going round the bend .

big-bottomed/round-bottomed etc

bring the conversation around/round to sth

With the rector, however, Arthur still can not bring the conversation around to the confession he once planned to make.

clip sb round the ear/earhole

drive sb round the bend

Anyway, he drives Kate round the bend .

get round sb

get round sth

have a (good) root round

have a sniff around/round

A dozen cemetery companies have sniffed around Hollywood Memorial and then walked away.

in/round these parts

But I am known in these parts to be a really good judge of character.

Colangelo is, as they say with both admiration and bitterness in these parts , large and in charge.

Distances in these parts are surprisingly tiny.

It is not done to miss a marriage in these parts .

Llewelyn's well served in these parts , it seems.

Their labours will meet reward, for such servants are as gold in these parts .

There are very few dead nights in clubland round these parts .

Whatever his inclinations, Larren is some one whose prospects and personal powers make him in these parts a man of capital importance.

look around/round (sth)

Gasping for breath, Isabel managed to twist her head away from him and look around.

Get all your benefits sorted out and then start looking around again.

He looks around him at everybody watching.

I came and looked around and felt this campus is no different than the society at large.

In the silence Johnson looked around at the porch for any details he may have forgotten.

My heart sank as I looked around.

Two old ladies look round in my direction.

When they were gone, Petey crawled out and looked around.

pale-faced/round-faced etc

round the twist

You'd think I was round the twist if I told you.

see around/round sth

talk around/round sth

Get people talking round a subject.

He had never heard Alex talk around dope before.

In the early days I remember we could spend an hour talking round one position.

It was the talk around the base.

Robyn listened helplessly as they talked around and about her and remembered.

We talk round all these factors and eventually that tends to work towards a particular player.

We must have spent at least five minutes talking round the subject.

Why was she conspiring with him to talk around the subject rather than come to the point?

talk sb around/round

the milk round

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

way around/round/up

A possible way round this problem has been suggested by Sen and others.

Or was it the other way round?

See diversion sign and ask B if he knows the best way around it.

She hoped he would find another way up, but this thought still was the central meaning of his whimpers.

Some people, at bottom, really want the world to take care of them, rather than the other way around.

They think they gon na talk their way up on it.

When we find ways around the size of the school, the ultimate reward is a climate that fosters Community.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a short round man

European watermelons are much rounder than the American variety.

He wore round glasses with wire rims.

His bald round head reminded her of Sam.

His stomach was big and round from drinking too much beer.

In the kitchen there was a round table with a vase of flowers on it.

It probably costs more, but $200 is a nice round number.

She drew a round yellow sun in the center of the picture.

The moon was perfectly round that night.

The recipe calls for large round tomatoes.

Violet stared at him with her huge round eyes.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

His large round eyes probed Miguel that first time, as if he could look inside with ease.

It's sunglasses all round as our richly-coiffed Tory front benchers try to fight eye-strain caused by their chrome-domed pinko opponents.

Some women ground corn or wheat on huge round stones.

The round dining table is dark rosewood with a matching set of chairs.

The boatmen who brought trade goods up the Missouri as far as the Yellowstone made $ 220 for the round trip.

III. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

daily

He said post-operative checks were also carried out as a matter of routine on patients during daily morning ward rounds .

After four carefree years, one enters the Company, where the daily round of obedient toil begins again.

For many years her life was almost a caricature of the daily round of the Victorian upper-class spinster.

It seems J.F. Cooper played his daily rounds with only five clubs!

early

If no list is submitted, then any list submitted in earlier rounds will be deemed still to apply.

In earlier rounds there were two notable casualties.

Canoe-Kayak: The sprint competition begins, and the scene shifts to Lake Lanier for early rounds in six classes.

It is the way Biggs fights and he can be expected to steal the early rounds .

endless

It saves me getting involved in all that endless round of relatives.

People who do so condemn themselves to an endless round of debate over something they can never achieve.

final

The final round of judging is next month.

While there is a certain grubby vitality to the show, it wears thin long before the final round of moralizing.

The back nine of that final round would again decide.

It was also the day of the final round of the Masters.

Toney made the last day and the final two rounds , and I was on my way.

Wright flew back to cover the final round of the tourney.

Phil Mickelson's final-round 66 set a target of 14 under par.

The final round was a wild one, and not just from the leaders' standpoint.

fresh

De Klerk begins fresh round of discussions.

International concern was reflected in a fresh round of criticism.

late

Newslines Newspaper accounts of the latest national round of university funding had welcome news for Bristol.

In the latest round of polls, Peres holds a 5 percentage point lead over Netanyahu.

Ten minutes later round went the tip again but this time I was into something bigger.

He talked with Hardaway, delivered the latest in a round of lectures designed to soothe his client.

Voice over There's concern the programme could have prompted the latest round of violence.

Sir Peter was responding to the latest round of monopoly accusations.

new

Officially there is widespread backing for a new round .

The announcement of her decisions in mid-June promises a new round of controversy.

Last month, Total Entertainment completed a new round of investment capital financing totaling more than $ 12 million.

She and other attorneys predicted a new round of lawsuits for trademark infringement.

Next came the inaugural luncheon and a new round of insincere bipartisan pieties.

A new computing approach: a whole new round of investment?

That has prompted top Dole advisers here to urge a new round of much tougher ads attacking Forbes.

preliminary

We will however be publishing a special feature on the preliminary and first rounds , carrying score-cards and photographs wherever possible.

Two preliminary rounds were staged on a league basis to sort out the semi finalists.

usual

One evening in late November, he did his usual round of the buildings to check his animals before going to bed.

Steve Francis got his usual round of jeers in the city he spurned.

■ VERB

begin

De Klerk begins fresh round of discussions.

The artillery began firing beehive rounds , which I had never seen before at minimum elevation.

A decision will take another week, after Scalfaro begins a third round of meetings with political leaders.

From almost the first day, she and her husband had begun the round of public hospitals and clinics.

complete

After completing three rounds of the Barkhor we left to return to the nunnery separately.

Last month, Total Entertainment completed a new round of investment capital financing totaling more than $ 12 million.

fire

Striding boldly over I fired a sharp round of insults.

One of the tanks was firing beehive rounds point-blank.

Gunmen fired more than 100 rounds into his black Chevrolet Suburban, killing him instantly.

Just prior to our assault, they had fired 6, 000 rounds of artillery and bombed it all morning.

The artillery began firing beehive rounds , which I had never seen before at minimum elevation.

Then Charlie started firing mortar rounds .

During an ambush we sprung near Hoc Mon, I remember firing 25 to 30 rounds as fast as I could.

make

He made rounds throughout the night, checking on the oxen and buffaloes tethered in the field.

The Paladins are practically regulars here in the Old Pueblo, making their round of Tucson stages on an almost quarterly basis.

And when our constable makes the rounds , interviewing her daughter's friends, what do they do?

It was what modern people here said about themselves, a word that was making the rounds .

He makes the rounds of all the schools each year and pitches the fourth-and fifth-graders.

One example was Pedro. l first met Pedro while I was making rounds in the hospital in 1960.

These are three big lies that nutritionists and obesity experts say are making the rounds this season.

Louis Blues first made the rounds .

play

The tournament was played over three rounds as a result of local government elections and the imposition of travel restrictions.

If his vision clears right away, Miller could be playing in the first round of the playoffs.

He played in all four rounds and was still able to take the weekend off.

He's played many good rounds and usually has one bad one per tournament.

Any opponent we play in the first round is going to be tough.

The full hand was as shown below: - Note what happens if declarer plays 2 rounds of trumps before proceeding.

They eat, play sixteen rounds , feast again, then tell stories.

win

He won the third round of the Isle of Man Archery League long metric three.

It was the first time Gibson had won a round this year.

Philip Jackson won the second round of the club's float only league at Bond's Bridge.

Now Bush has regained his position as frontrunner by winning the first unofficial rounds of the campaign.

Then, in 1994, Clinton won a round when the Senate approved Deval Patrick without much controversy.

The first team to guess correctly wins the round .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

a square peg in a round hole

all (the) year round

Centrally heated and open all year round.

Hours 4 1/2 hours a week, 45 hours total. * Intensive courses: Duration 2-4 weeks, all year round.

It is warm all year round, with warm summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall.

Most importantly, the Conquistadores use the proceeds from the tournament to help fund local youth sports all year round.

Seasons: The crag faces west, is sited just above the sea and climbing is generally possible all year round.

Soon, the pests were everywhere, all year round.

We have witches all year round.

all round

be the wrong way round/around

Church twisted his head sideways as if the writing were the wrong way round.

bring the conversation around/round to sth

With the rector, however, Arthur still can not bring the conversation around to the confession he once planned to make.

clip sb round the ear/earhole

get round sb

get round sth

have a (good) root round

have a sniff around/round

A dozen cemetery companies have sniffed around Hollywood Memorial and then walked away.

in/round these parts

But I am known in these parts to be a really good judge of character.

Colangelo is, as they say with both admiration and bitterness in these parts , large and in charge.

Distances in these parts are surprisingly tiny.

It is not done to miss a marriage in these parts .

Llewelyn's well served in these parts , it seems.

Their labours will meet reward, for such servants are as gold in these parts .

There are very few dead nights in clubland round these parts .

Whatever his inclinations, Larren is some one whose prospects and personal powers make him in these parts a man of capital importance.

look around/round (sth)

Gasping for breath, Isabel managed to twist her head away from him and look around.

Get all your benefits sorted out and then start looking around again.

He looks around him at everybody watching.

I came and looked around and felt this campus is no different than the society at large.

In the silence Johnson looked around at the porch for any details he may have forgotten.

My heart sank as I looked around.

Two old ladies look round in my direction.

When they were gone, Petey crawled out and looked around.

see around/round sth

talk around/round sth

Get people talking round a subject.

He had never heard Alex talk around dope before.

In the early days I remember we could spend an hour talking round one position.

It was the talk around the base.

Robyn listened helplessly as they talked around and about her and remembered.

We talk round all these factors and eventually that tends to work towards a particular player.

We must have spent at least five minutes talking round the subject.

Why was she conspiring with him to talk around the subject rather than come to the point?

talk sb around/round

the milk round

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

way around/round/up

A possible way round this problem has been suggested by Sen and others.

Or was it the other way round?

See diversion sign and ask B if he knows the best way around it.

She hoped he would find another way up, but this thought still was the central meaning of his whimpers.

Some people, at bottom, really want the world to take care of them, rather than the other way around.

They think they gon na talk their way up on it.

When we find ways around the size of the school, the ultimate reward is a climate that fosters Community.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cut the carrots into half-inch rounds.

Hamed won the fight in the seventh round .

I'll buy the next round of beers.

More than 30 rounds were fired at the guards.

Purdue lost to Kansas State in the third round .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But it isn't; it's the good rounds that bring you back.

Cunningly simple: two contestants, three rounds and a panel of three celebrity judges.

Last week in New York, he stopped respectable light heavyweight Merqui Sosa in only two rounds.

The first four rounds are designed to produce 32 prize-winning county champions, who will then go forward to the national rounds.

The heroes of the last round were perhaps Paul Clarkson and John Simpkins, the goalkeeper.

The second round of voting is scheduled for May 5.

To serve, place sauteed bread rounds on warm plates and arrange birds on top.

IV. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bend

But there he was when I rounded a bend , holding a treasure he landed on this hunt.

A small party of bird watchers rounded a bend in the path fifty yards away and I beckoned them to hurry.

As Clark rounded a bend in the trail, he saw the wheelchair.

As if summoned by that anger, Tom Carey rounded a bend in the path, rod in hand.

As I rounded the final bend I came face to face with the water jump.

Then they rounded the bend by the Bahan shrine and dropped down into the darkness of the valley.

He rounded the bend nearest the building, and nearly dropped the branch for throwing up his hands in frustration.

corner

It was only as she rounded the corner that she remembered she hadn't thanked him for walking her home.

But the tour revealed that the building has retained many treasures from its past: Its cathedral ceilings still have rounded corners .

As they rounded the last corner the leaders had the main field breathing down their necks.

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

She rounded a corner quickly; in a tiny estuary the small boats of the eel pickers were congregated.

He knew it would be gone before he rounded the corner .

Even nails stopped in his stride as they rounded the corner by the cinema queue.

The race for the nomination has rounded a corner .

curve

The blush rounded the curve of her bosom, red hot and rising.

The arms of the tee shirt barely rounded the curve of his shoulders, the hem hung an inch above his navel.

But as they descended, rounding the curve beneath the beautiful arched window, the hall below them revealed itself.

They rounded curve after curve in the darkness.

He saw the spot of bright buttercup colour as he rounded the last curve before the crossroads.

I rounded the curve , looking for a place to pull in.

day

While the adults sat about and caught up with the local gossip, the children would round off the day with sports.

To round off his day of despair Button was forced to retire with an exhaust failure six laps from home.

edge

Again do not round over the sharp edges when sanding.

The prongs had rounded edges that fit into finely finished grooves.

Although he sometimes rounded the rough edges off the truth, he remained an amusing raconteur and lively company.

Clinton is a lifelong politician with a gift for speaking with rounded edges designed to keep people happy and options open.

As they rounded the edge of the building, he could see that behind the house was a vast garden.

The wood is a brown color a little deeper than milk chocolate, smooth with rounded edges for aerodynamics.

When sanding take care not to round the sharp edges .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(just) around/round the corner

Around the corner , their classmates practiced pulling small-fry violin bows across squeaky strings.

I rounded the corner , then stopped, waited a moment and peeked back into the lobby.

Rats gnawed on black infants' feet, while money was used to build new police stations around the corner .

She might think we're just around the corner and that we're not coming to see her.

She peered round the corner of the house.

She was around the corner , talking to Hoffmann.

The Derby Tonelli grocery store of my mind could have stood around the corner from my house.

There was always something around the corner if you didn't lose your head.

a clip round the ear/earhole

You might get a clip round the ear.

a millstone round/around sb's neck

This particular heritage may be a millstone around the neck of scientific natural history.

a square peg in a round hole

all (the) year round

Centrally heated and open all year round.

Hours 4 1/2 hours a week, 45 hours total. * Intensive courses: Duration 2-4 weeks, all year round.

It is warm all year round, with warm summers, mild winters and moderate rainfall.

Most importantly, the Conquistadores use the proceeds from the tournament to help fund local youth sports all year round.

Seasons: The crag faces west, is sited just above the sea and climbing is generally possible all year round.

Soon, the pests were everywhere, all year round.

We have witches all year round.

all round

be the wrong way round/around

Church twisted his head sideways as if the writing were the wrong way round.

be/go round the bend

But if you are going round the bend and resist seeking any help you are deemed to be perfectly okay.

I go round the bend just looking after kids all day.

If you are known to be seeing a shrink you are deemed to be going round the bend .

big-bottomed/round-bottomed etc

drive sb round the bend

Anyway, he drives Kate round the bend .

have a (good) root round

have a sniff around/round

A dozen cemetery companies have sniffed around Hollywood Memorial and then walked away.

in/round these parts

But I am known in these parts to be a really good judge of character.

Colangelo is, as they say with both admiration and bitterness in these parts , large and in charge.

Distances in these parts are surprisingly tiny.

It is not done to miss a marriage in these parts .

Llewelyn's well served in these parts , it seems.

Their labours will meet reward, for such servants are as gold in these parts .

There are very few dead nights in clubland round these parts .

Whatever his inclinations, Larren is some one whose prospects and personal powers make him in these parts a man of capital importance.

pale-faced/round-faced etc

round the twist

You'd think I was round the twist if I told you.

the milk round

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

way around/round/up

A possible way round this problem has been suggested by Sen and others.

Or was it the other way round?

See diversion sign and ask B if he knows the best way around it.

She hoped he would find another way up, but this thought still was the central meaning of his whimpers.

Some people, at bottom, really want the world to take care of them, rather than the other way around.

They think they gon na talk their way up on it.

When we find ways around the size of the school, the ultimate reward is a climate that fosters Community.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As I rounded the corner, I could see that the house was on fire.

The edges of the counter have been rounded to make them safer.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Again do not round over the sharp edges when sanding.

All that slim, rounded, unclothed flesh I'd seen - from the back - had not been girl flesh.

Dear Jamie, Please remember to round your letters and curl your tails.

Drop by rounded teaspoons on to a greased non-stick cookie sheet.

He was rounded up about a week later, having stolen four more vehicles.

The race for the nomination has rounded a corner.

The result was the Yosemite that tourists see today, jammed with awe-inspiring plutons with rounded tops and steep, vertical sides.

Their huts were short tepees protected by tree branches or rounded huts covered with animal skins.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.