ring up


rang up; rung up; ringing up; rings up

transitive verb

: to total and record especially by means of a cash register
ring up a sale
: achieve
rang up many social triumphs

Examples of ring up in a Sentence

our friend rang us up to see if we wanted to go to a cricket match touted the many diplomatic triumphs that the president supposedly rang up in his first term
Recent Examples on the Web Armed with a fairly modest budget of 1 million Norwegian kroner (around £73,000, or $90,000) from the Research Council of Norway, Sandberg started sourcing second-hand equipment and ringing up suppliers to ask for free biomass samples. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 Quist, owner of The People’s Goods, is teaching her great-niece Montana how to ring up customers on the cash register. Will Lanzoni, CNN Money, 23 Sep. 2023 Pricing and value The three-piece kit rings up at $75 — the equivalent of $25 a product — and includes Hyper Shine Lite Pigment, Hyper Shine Serum, and The No.1 Brush. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 10 Oct. 2023 Refusing to pay the bills that Congress has rung up would put the United States in an analogous position: The value of its debts would plummet because creditors would fear getting paid less than they were owed (as with bankruptcy). Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 Flour is a customer of Toast, a local technology company that has revamped the technology restaurants use to ring up sales, manage finances, and glean insights about their customers. Aaron Pressman, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2023 Under the radar all year long, and especially coming into this event after an indifferent hard court season, Keys rang up a big statement win Wednesday over recent Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova, 6-1, 6-4. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Typically ringing up at over a grand, the Guider II is a sturdy device that supports a wide range of filament materials. PCMAG, 11 July 2023 The graduate student rang up the fourth-most goals in Division 1 and helped lead the Eagles to their first-ever ACC championship. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ring up was in 1900

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“Ring up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20up. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

ring up

: to add up and record on a cash register
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