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“ring (sb) back” in British English

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ring (sb) back

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phrasal verb with ring uk /rɪŋ/ us /rɪŋ/ verb

B1 to call someone who called you earlier, or to call someone for a second time:

I'm a bit busy - can I ring you back in a few minutes?
"He's not here. Can I take a message?" "No, that's OK. I'll ring back later."

More examples

  • I'll ring you back tonight.
  • Can I ring you back in five minutes?
  • He's going to ring back when he's heard from Annabel.
  • I'll ring him back when he's less busy.
  • Pete rang you back five minutes ago.

(Definition of “ring (sb) back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ring (sb) back” in Business English

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ring (sb) back

phrasal verb with ring uk /rɪŋ/ us verb rang, rung

[ I or T ] COMMUNICATIONS to call someone again on the phone especially after they have called you or after you called them previously but they were not available:

Do you want me to ring you back later?
We're advising all our customers to ring back in half an hour.

(Definition of “ring (sb) back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)