1 series of events
ADJ. ceaseless, endless, long Life to him was one long round of parties. | fresh, further, new
PREP. ~ of a fresh round of peace talks
2 regular series of visits, etc.
ADJ. daily, weekly | milk, paper
VERB + ROUND do, make The milkman does his round very early.
PREP. on sb's ~ a doctor on his round
3 number of drinks
VERB + ROUND buy, order I bought the last round.
PHRASES It's my round. (= It's my turn to buy the drinks.), a round of drinks We just had time for one more round of drinks.
4 part of a competition
ADJ. first, second, etc. Italy qualified for the second round of the tournament by beating Germany. | opening, preliminary | final | qualifying
PREP. in a/the ~ Australia were knocked out in the second round.
5 (in golf) one game
VERB + ROUND have, play, shoot
PHRASES a round of golf We had a good round of golf today.
ADJ. live | blank
VERB + ROUND fire The soldiers fired several blank rounds into the crowd.
round verb PHRASAL VERBS round sth off
ADV. nicely A coffee would round the meal off nicely.
PREP. with We rounded off the day with a picnic.