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English definition of “ring around (sb/sth)”

ring around (sb/sth)

( UK also ring round (sb/sth)) phrasal verb with ring
 
 
/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung)
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call several people on the phone in order to find out information or organize something: The first thing they did was to ring around all their competitors' stores undercover to find out their prices. I always ring around to get the cheapest quote.
(Definition of ring around (sb/sth) from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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