ring off
intransitive verb Date: 1882 chiefly British hang up 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ring off — intransitive verb 1. chiefly Britain : to terminate a telephone call : hang up 2. chiefly Britain : to stop talking * * * ring off To put an end to a telephone conversation by replacing the receiver • • • Main Entry: ↑ring * * * ˌ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms ring off : present tense I/you/we/they ring off he/she/it rings off present participle ringing off past tense rang off past participle rung off British to finish a phone call He rang off before she had a… …   English dictionary

  • ring off — UK US ring off Phrasal Verb with ring({{}}/rɪŋ/ verb (rang, rung) ► [I] COMMUNICATIONS to end a phone call: »Many callers are annoyed by being forced to talk to a machine, and ring off …   Financial and business terms

  • ring off — PHRASAL VERB When you ring off, you put down the receiver at the end of a telephone call. [mainly BRIT] [V P] She had rung off before he could press her for an answer. (in AM, usually use hang up) …   English dictionary

  • ring off — end a telephone call by replacing the receiver. → ring …   English new terms dictionary

  • ring off — verb to finish a telephone conversation and disconnect …   Wiktionary

  • ring off — finish a telephone conversation, hang up the phone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ˌring ˈoff — phrasal verb British to finish a phone call …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ring off the hook — US ► COMMUNICATIONS if a phone is ringing off the hook, it rings a lot of times: »His phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from people who want him to do work for them. Main Entry: ↑ring …   Financial and business terms

  • ring off the hook — phrasal : to ring frequently or constantly with incoming calls the phone rang off the hook for 20 hours a day Milt Pappas * * * (of a telephone) be constantly ringing due to a large number of incoming calls * * * ring off the hook see ↑ring, 3 •… …   Useful english dictionary

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