round up/round off
|1.||gather people together: to gather people or animals together in one place|
|2.||increase number when rounding it: to express a number as a larger, less exact, but more manageable number for ease of calculation|
e.g. The police rounded up the criminals.
Round off means:
|1.||finish something in pleasing way: to bring something to a pleasant or satisfactory end by doing or adding one last thing|
|2.||make something more rounded: to make the edges, sides, or corners of something less straight or angular and more rounded|
|3.||express something as round number: to express a number as the nearest significant number above or below it for ease of calculation|
e.g. The meeting will be rounded off very soon.
Please, wait for me let me round off what I am doing.
To round off the news, here again are the main points.
The two phrases cannot be used interchangeably, please note.