Synonyms for round up

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We'll round up every able bodied citizen in Zyobor and get to work.

And I'll have to round up some folks and get old Brundage out of there.

"You'd better let me round up your household goods," he suggested.

Tom was going to the home ranch,––to round up Al, very likely.

We ought to round up every mother's son of 'em while we are about it.

It was impossible to “round up” the enemy and bring him into a combat to the finish.

Round up the sheriffs from here to the end of the mountains?

"We're going to use the car to round up the others," added Dick.

As soon as we can round up some people to help us on the ship.

I'll round up this spook tonight for good, and then the vassal's task is done.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French rounde, Old French roont (12c., Modern French rond), probably originally *redond, from Vulgar Latin *retundus (cf. Provençal redon, Spanish redondo, Old Italian ritondo), from Latin rotundus "like a wheel, circular, round," related to rota "wheel" (see rotary).

As an adverb from c.1300; as a preposition from c.1600. In many uses it is a shortened form of around. The French word is the source of Middle Dutch ront (Dutch rond), Middle High German runt (German rund) and similar Germanic words.

Of numbers from mid-14c., from earlier sense "full, complete, brought to completion" (mid-14c., notion of symmetry extended to that of completeness). First record of round trip is from 1844, originally of railways. Round heels attested from 1926, in reference to incompetent boxers, 1927 in reference to loose women, in either case implying an inability to avoid ending up flat on one's back.

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