round on
phrasal to turn against ; assail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • round on — ► round on make a sudden attack on. Main Entry: ↑round …   English terms dictionary

  • round on — phrasal 1. : to inform against : betray 2. : to turn against (a friend or ally) in anger or hostility : assail she rounded on him fiercely Kathleen Freeman was always rounding on his own side on the eve of victory L.B.Nicolson * * * round on To… …   Useful english dictionary

  • round on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms round on : present tense I/you/we/they round on he/she/it rounds on present participle rounding on past tense rounded on past participle rounded on British round on someone to react angrily towards someone He… …   English dictionary

  • round on — make a sudden attack on. → round …   English new terms dictionary

  • round on — PHRASAL VERB In informal English, if someone rounds on you, they criticize you fiercely and attack you with aggressive words. [V P n] The Conservative Party rounded angrily on him for damaging the Government... [V P n] He says that he will stand… …   English dictionary

  • round on somebody — ˈround on sb derived to suddenly speak angrily to sb and criticize or attack them Syn: turn on • He rounded on journalists, calling them ‘a pack of vultures’. Main entry: ↑roundderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • round on someone — SNAP AT, attack, turn on, weigh into, let fly at, lash out at, hit out at; informal bite someone s head off, jump down someone s throat, lay into, tear into; Brit. informal have a go at; N. Amer. informal light into. → round …   Useful english dictionary

  • round — ► ADJECTIVE 1) shaped like a circle or cylinder. 2) shaped like a sphere. 3) having a curved surface with no sharp projections. 4) (of a person s shoulders) bent forward. 5) (of a voice or musical tone) rich and mellow. 6) (of a number) expressed …   English terms dictionary

  • On Quitting School — was composed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1791. It describes Coleridge s feelings of leaving school for Coleridge in an optimistic manner quite contrary to the views he expressed later in life. Contents 1 Background 2 Poem 2.1 Absence …   Wikipedia

  • round — round1 W2S2 [raund] adv, prep especially BrE also around 1.) surrounding or on all sides of something or someone ▪ We sat round the table playing cards. ▪ Gather round! I have an important announcement to make. ▪ He put his arm gently round her… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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