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round on sb/sth

phrasal verb with round uk   us   /raʊnd/ verb [T]
If you round on someone or something, you suddenly turn and attack him, her, or it: The fox rounded on its pursuers.figurative The prime minister rounded on his critics with a very forceful speech.
Translations of “round on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然回擊, 突然轉身攻擊, 猛然反撲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然回击, 突然转身攻击, 猛然反扑…
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