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English definition of “ring up sth”

ring up sth

phrasal verb with ring     /rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung)
FINANCE to record a particular profit or loss : California saw its businesses ring up $129.7 billion in foreign sales .
FINANCE to spend a particular amount in total : He managed to ring up $58,000 in personal expenses .
COMMERCE to enter or record the cost of goods in a cash register : When they ring it up, it comes to $150. Cash registers ring up a sale every 90 seconds in the two-story air-conditioned restaurant .
(Definition of ring up sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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