Definition of round something out in English:

round something out

phrasal verb

  • Make something more complete.

    ‘his father insisted he went to university to round out his education’
    • ‘To round things out, add a delicious fall salad and scrumptious pumpkin cheesecake.’
    • ‘The tartar sauce had a zippy, homemade taste to it, and both our plates were rounded out well with green salads and ample servings of perfectly nice fries.’
    • ‘If you have a full-bodied soup - that is, one that is thick with vegetables and rice or pasta and a bit of meat - you have a meal, which only needs some crusty whole grain bread to round it out.’
    • ‘The meatless concoctions were rounded out by lentil salad and yellow split peas cooked with turmeric, ginger and onions.’
    • ‘I missed out on a couple of the facts I'd learnt last night, which would have been good to throw in to round things out.’
    • ‘I learned as a teenager that if I wanted to lie convincingly and successfully, I had only to believe the lie fervently enough, to round it out in my mind with all attendant details, to give it a primary reality.’
    • ‘The waiter did mention that this stew-like dish wasn't served with any accompaniment, and although it was satisfying I sort of missed rice or potatoes to round it out.’
    • ‘There's also a subtle humour to the film that rounds it out nicely.’
    • ‘Even a short post-script with thoughts on Lincoln's legacy would have rounded the book out nicely.’
    • ‘The supplements are rounded out by a trailer and TV spot.’
    expand, enlarge, add to, round out, elaborate, add detail to, add substance to, flesh out, add flesh to, put flesh on the bones of
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