round out

round out
verb
1. make bigger or better or more complete (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑fill out
Hypernyms: ↑enrich
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. fill out (Freq. 3)
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These studies round out the results of many years of research

Syn: ↑finish out
Hypernyms: ↑complete, ↑finish
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. make round
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round the edges

Syn: ↑round, ↑round off
Derivationally related forms: ↑rounder (for: ↑round)
Hypernyms: ↑shape, ↑form
Hyponyms: ↑purse
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. express as a round number
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round off the amount

Syn: ↑round off, ↑round down, ↑round
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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verb
Etymology: round (VI)
: to bring to completion or fullness : finish out

round out my quartet of Americana with an autobiography — E.A.Weeks

the republic had rounded out a century of independence — Sidney Warren

: to grow round or plump

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round out
To fill out to roundness
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Main Entry:round

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ˌround ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they round out he/she/it rounds out present participle rounding out past tense rounded out past participle rounded out] phrasal verb
to make something more complete, especially by adding another feature

Bodine and Rogers rounded out the list of top finishers.

Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: round

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