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verb ring pronunciation in American English /rɪŋ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleringing
past tenserang
past participlerung
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make a bell produce a sound
    He rang the doorbell.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a bell rings, it produces a sound
      A bell rang and the children trooped back into the school.
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    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] to ring a bell as a signal for someone to come to you or to help you
      ring for: Please ring for assistance.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a continuous loud high sound
    The cobblestones rang beneath the horses’ feet.
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    1. a.
      literary if a place rings with a sound, it is full of a loud sound
      ring with: The room rang with his frightened cries.
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    2. b.
      if a sound rings in a place, it is loud and you can hear it clearly
      A great cheer rang through the hall.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if your ears ring, you continue to hear a loud sound in your head for a short time after you have heard a loud noise or someone has hit you
    The sound of the shot left Rory’s ears ringing.
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  4. 4
    past tenseringed
    past participleringed
    [transitive] to surround someone or something, especially in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping
    Protesters carrying signs ringed the embassy.
    Ringed by soldiers for protection, he tried to address the crowd.
    1. a.
      to draw a circle around something, especially to show that you have chosen it or to make it easy to notice
      She ringed the date on the calendar in the kitchen.



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