Meaning of “ring up sth” in the English Dictionary

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"ring up sth" in Business English

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ring up sth

phrasal verb with ring uk /rɪŋ/ us 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)