What does ‘ring’ mean?

The word ‘ring’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to call by phone or put a circle around something.

For example:

  • I’ll ring my aunt tonight. (call by phone)
  • I’ve rung several suitable jobs in the newspaper. (put a circle around)

Ring is an irregular verb. The past tense is rang and the past participle is rung.

phrasal verbs with ring

Phrasal verbs with ‘ring’ include:

  • Ring around/round (call lots of people)
  • Ring back (return a phone call)
  • Ring in (telephone to tell, confirm or enter a competition)
  • Ring out (a sudden loud noise)
  • Ring up (call someone)
phrasal verbs with ring

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘ring’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with ring - ring around/round
phrasal verbs with ring - ring back
phrasal verbs with ring - ring in
phrasal verbs with ring - ring out
phrasal verbs with ring - ring up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with ring below.

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