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ring

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
ring

Plural
rings

 
A ring
  1. A circle.
    The students sat in a ring.
  2. A piece of metal in a circle usually worn in the ear or on the finger or toe.
    She wore a ring on each finger.
  3. A piece of material with the shape of a circle.
    The O-rings went bad on my truck.
  4. A high sound, especially of a telephone.
    The ring of the phone woke me up.
  5. The square area between four poles where people fight.
    He climbed into the ring, ready to fight.

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VerbEdit

Plain form
ring

Third person singular
rings

Simple past
rang

Past participle
rung

Present participle
ringing

  1. To make a high sound, as a phone.
    The phone rang.
  2. (UK) To call someone.
    He rings me every Thursday.

Verb 2Edit

Plain form
ring

Third-person singular
rings

Past tense
ringed

Past participle
ringed

Present participle
ringing

  1. To form a circle around.
    They ringed the pair.

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