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round off

1. To eliminate the decimals from a fraction in order to create a whole number, either by moving to the next lowest number when the decimals are less than one half, or moving up the next highest number when the decimals are greater than one half. A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "off." Please round off the figures used in your return, as failure to do so may result in delay to it being processed correctly. You can't just round the number off like that—it has to be exact!
2. To finish or complement something, especially in a perfect or appropriate way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "off." We rounded off the evening with a lovely walk through Central Park. I actually think it's nicer to round a meal off with a selection of cheeses, rather than a dessert.
See also: off, round

round something off (with something)

to finish something with something; to complement something with something. We rounded the meal off with a fine cognac. We rounded off the meal with a sinful dessert.
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round something off

to change a number to the next higher or lower whole number. (See also round off to something.) You should round 8.122 off. I rounded off 8.789 to 9.
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round off

1. Change a number to the closest whole number or the closest multiple of 10. For example, Rounding it off, I expect the new school addition will cost a million dollars.
2. Also, round out. Finish, complete, especially in a neat or perfect way. For example, They rounded off the dinner with a magnificent liqueur, or That stamp rounded out his collection. [Mid-1700s; variant, mid-1800s] Also see round out.
See also: off, round
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Round off / flick with hands on the training table, landing on a cube of 50cm, flick back with landing outside the cube.
The playmaker received high praises from the BBC's John Inverdale who watched his local team beaten by a side who continue to stamp their name in national rugby as they round off 2017.
For his second pass he competed round off, flick, double twisting double somersault, three whips flick double pike somersault to qualify for the final in first position.
27 Jul SUNDAY: Durham round off their Twenty20 campaign with a game against Derbyshire, while in Blackpool, Newcastle play their first friendly on English soil against the Championship outfit.
Steve opted to round off the meal with a fruity, creamy Eton mess.
Dubai Preferring to round off purchase prices at multiples of 25 fils rather than dole out exact change in 1, 5 or 10-fils coins gives the advantage to the business owner, says one UK economist.
They duly finished off the home side for 132 and chalked up 45 without loss in 16.2 overs to round off a season of such strange extremes that stats do no justice to them.
"With a good number of runners and pounds 100,000 on offer, this will round off Blue Square April in good style."
On 27 minutes striker Declan Duke made it two with the first of a hat trick, he netted his second seven minutes later from a Chris Wood cross and Wood went on to round off the first half scoring with a tidy finish after Steve Codd had flicked on a ball into the box from a free kick.
War of attrition will round off a memorable season by competing in the Guinness Gold Cup at the Punchestown Festival.
Suzie Francis and Ester Takacs in the women's senior 3 double sculls again found the Durham crew stroked by Burgess too tough to crack, but nevertheless were sculling powerfully at the finish to record second place to round off a successful series.
And the 20-1 shot helped round off a sensational 8189-1 first-ever treble for the Scots handler.
A generous selection of photos and a chronology of all works through 1993 round off a biography that anyone interested in dance should welcome and most choreographers would kill for.
They then went on to complete a fantastic double by beating Liverpool & District outfit The Molly at the LCFA ground to win the coveted LCFA Sunday Premier Cup and round off a memorable season.
The event will round off the year of celebrations the history group has held to mark the centenary of Bartley Green being part of Birmingham.