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- v. to become rounder, plumper
- v. To make more complete by adding details.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill out
- v. make round
- v. express as a round number
- v. make bigger or better or more complete
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But whereas the first statement concerning Noah's three sons naturally served to round out the Sethite genealogy, here, by following directly upon the statement of Noah's piety, the object must be to remind the readers of the effect that that piety must have had on his sons.
All they needed to round out the evening would be a nice grass-fire, she didn't think.
When it goes wrong it demonstrates its own error with absolute conclusiveness, for it never works round out of the straight line back towards the true path.
Meanwhile they had their business-affairs, their sober chats on weather probabilities, their staid diversions (which everywhere bored them frightfully), their family jokes, their best and second-best clothes, their flirtations, their petty snobbishnesses, and their perfectly irrational faith in Omnipotence and in the general kindliness of Omnipotence -- all these they had, and made play with, to round out living.
On the last word he trod on the gas and swung the car round out of the tiny station yard towards Mystery Mile.