ring in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyring in
he/she/itrings in
present participleringing in
past tenserang in
past participlerung in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] British to phone a place, especially the place where you work or a television or radio station

    Hundreds of people rang in to complain about his remarks.

    I’d better ring in and tell him I’ll be late.

    ring in sick (=telephone your place of work to say that you are ill):

    John’s rung in sick again.

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  2. 2
    ring in the New Year to ring bells to celebrate the beginning of a new year
See also main entry: ring