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English definition of “ring”


verb [I/T] (SOUND)   /rɪŋ/ (past tense rang  /ræŋ/, past participle rung  /rʌŋ/)
to make a sound , esp . the sound made when metal is hit , or to cause a bell to make a sound : [I] The telephone rang. [T] I rang the doorbell but nobody answered . [I] My ears are ringing (= I hear a noise that is not really there). ringer    /ˈrɪŋ·ər/ noun [C usually sing] I turned the ringer off on my phone so I could get some sleep .
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