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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyring up
he/she/itrings up
present participleringing up
past tenserang up
past participlerung up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] British to phone someone
    She rang up yesterday to make an appointment.
    I’ll ring up the theatre and see when the show finishes.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to record an amount of money by pressing buttons on a cash register
    She rang up our purchases quickly and we left.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to make or lose a particular amount of money in sales, profits, or losses in a period of time
    The bank rang up about £600 million in trading losses.
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