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[round-uhp] /ˈraʊndˌʌp/
the driving together of cattle, horses, etc., for inspection, branding, shipping to market, or the like, as in the western U.S.
the people and horses who do this.
the herd so collected.
the gathering together of scattered items or groups of people:
a police roundup of suspects.
a summary, brief listing, or résumé of related facts, figures, or information:
Sunday's newspaper has a sports roundup giving the final score of every baseball game of the past week.
Origin of roundup
1760-70; noun use of verb phrase round up Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for roundup

round up

verb (transitive, adverb)
to gather (animals, suspects, etc) together: to round ponies up
to raise (a number) to the nearest whole number or ten, hundred, or thousand above it Compare round down
the act of gathering together livestock, esp cattle, so that they may be branded, counted, or sold
any similar act of collecting or bringing together: a roundup of today's news
a collection of suspects or criminals by the police, esp in a raid
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Word Origin and History for roundup

also round-up, by 1869 in the cattle drive sense; from verbal phrase round up "to collect in a mass" (1610s; specifically of livestock from 1847); see round (v.) + up (adv.). Meaning "summary of news items" is recorded from 1886.

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