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for To round in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Round \Round\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a
round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to
round the edges of anything.
Worms with many feet, which round themselves into
balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber.
The figures on our modern medals are raised and
rounded to a very great perfection. --Addison.
2. To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
The inclusive verge
Of golden metal that must round my brow. --Shak.
3. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence,
to bring to a fit conclusion.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. --Shak.
4. To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or
point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
5. To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in
To round in (Naut.) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack
of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a
tackle which hangs loose) by its fall. --Totten.
(b) To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as
on cattle ranches. [Western U.S.]
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