The word ‘ring‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to call by phone or put a circle around something.
- 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
meaning – call lots of people to organise something or get information
example – We’re 2 players short, I’ll ring round the lads to see who can play.
- ring back
meaning – return a phone call
example – I’ll be ringing my cousin back in a minute, don’t worry.
- ring in
meaning – telephone to tell, confirm or enter a competition
example – I rang in to a competition yesterday and won a brand-new car!
- ring out
meaning – a sudden loud noise
example – The church bells rang out as the newlyweds left for their reception.
- ring up
meaning – call someone
example – I’ll ring up the school tomorrow and find out when the kids break up for Easter.
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘ring’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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