ring (up)

verb (1)
chiefly British

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to make a telephone call to
  • our friend rang us up to see if we wanted to go to a cricket match

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verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of ring up (Entry 2 of 2)

to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • touted the many diplomatic triumphs that the president supposedly rang up in his first term

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The first known use of ring (up) was in 1900

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“Ring (up).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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