Meaning of “ring around (sb/sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"ring around (sb/sth)" in Business English

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ring around (sb/sth)

UK also ring round (sb/sth)
phrasal verb with ring uk /rɪŋ/ us 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)