ring around something


ring around something
ring around something
to circle something. •

The children ringed around the maypole, dancing and singing.

The mourners had ringed around the coffin for the final ceremony.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • ring around something — ˌring ˈround (sb/sth) | ˌring aˈround (sb/sth) derived (BrE) to telephone a number of people in order to organize sth or to get some information, etc • I rang round all the travel agents in the area. Main entry: ↑ring …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring around — UK US ring around (sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with ring({{}}/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung) (UK also ring round (sb/sth)) ► [I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call several people on the phone in order to find out information or organize something: »Th …   Financial and business terms

  • ring around sb — UK US ring around (sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with ring({{}}/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung) (UK also ring round (sb/sth)) ► [I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call several people on the phone in order to find out information or organize something: »Th …   Financial and business terms

  • ring around sb/sth — UK US ring around (sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with ring({{}}/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung) (UK also ring round (sb/sth)) ► [I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call several people on the phone in order to find out information or organize something: »Th …   Financial and business terms

  • ring around sth — UK US ring around (sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with ring({{}}/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung) (UK also ring round (sb/sth)) ► [I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call several people on the phone in order to find out information or organize something: »Th …   Financial and business terms

  • ring around — verb To call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something …   Wiktionary

  • ring — ring1 W2S1 [rıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(jewellery)¦ 2¦(circle)¦ 3 give somebody a ring 4¦(bells)¦ 5¦(criminals)¦ 6 have the/a ring of something 7 have a familiar ring 8 run rings around somebody 9¦(cooking)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring (past tense rang) — ring1 (past tense rang [ ræŋ ] ; past participle rung [ rʌŋ ] ) verb *** 1. ) transitive to make a bell produce a sound: He rang the doorbell. a ) intransitive if a bell rings, it produces a sound: A bell rang and the children trooped back into… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ring — 1 /rIN/ noun 1 JEWELLERY (C) a piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger: a diamond ring (=decorated with diamonds) see also: engagement ring, wedding ring 2 CIRCLE (C) a) a circular line or mark: Martha had dark rings round her eyes from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ring — I [[t]rɪ̱ŋ[/t]] TELEPHONING OR MAKING A SOUND ♦♦ rings, ringing, rang, rung (Please look at category 11 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB When you ring someone, you telephone them. [mainly… …   English dictionary

  • ring */*/*/ — I UK [rɪŋ] / US verb Word forms ring : present tense I/you/we/they ring he/she/it rings present participle ringing past tense rang UK [ræŋ] / US past participle rung UK [rʌŋ] / US 1) [transitive] to make a bell produce a sound He rang the… …   English dictionary


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