Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “round sth off”

round sth off

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with round   /raʊnd/ us  

(SHAPE)

to make something that is pointed or sharp into a smooth, curved shape by rubbing it: He used a special machine to round off the corners of the old table.Making things more or less smooth or straight

(COMPLETE)

to complete an event or activity in a pleasant or satisfactory way: To round off her education, her father sent her to a Swiss finishing school. We rounded the meal off with a chocolate and rum cake.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of round sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of round sth off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “round sth off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

nip

to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More