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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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of ring up
  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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of ring up
  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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