Definition of round on in US English:

round on

phrasal verb

  • Make a sudden verbal attack on or unexpected retort to.

    ‘she rounded on me angrily’
    • ‘Instead, he preferred to highlight the positive aspects of the game, often rounding on criticism of the domestic game that appeared in print.’
    • ‘‘You're not even supposed to be driving,’ she snapped, rounding on him.’
    • ‘At the meeting other councillor rounded on dog owners for not being responsible and discussed the matter of faeces.’
    • ‘In any case, the government's reaction - hysterically rounding on the Opposition - seems inexplicable.’
    • ‘He kicked-started the campaign by rounding on opponents of the single currency.’
    • ‘The guilty will defend by rounding on the accuser, and for that reason I expect to be chastised for the audacity to doubt their value, although some do good work.’
    • ‘I was dismayed to hear the bishops rounding on the First Minister last week for speaking in support of the idea.’
    • ‘Stevens said he had been drinking and saw someone push or punch his then girlfriend and when he saw her rounding on Mr Owen he joined in.’
    • ‘My mother once rounded on me for saying something would be ‘such a bore’.’
    • ‘Mr. Archer offered to explain, but Anthony rounded on him and declared in a sudden outburst that he would say it himself.’
    snap at, attack, turn on, set upon, weigh into, fly at, let fly at, lash out at, hit out at, lambaste
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