ring up
transitive verb Date: 1937 1. to total and record especially by means of a cash register <
ring up a sale
>
2. achieve <
rang up many social triumphs
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ring up — verb to perform and record a sale on a cash register (Freq. 1) Sally rang up Eve s purchase of tomatoes • Hypernyms: ↑record, ↑enter, ↑put down • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ring up …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring up — phrasal verb Word forms ring up : present tense I/you/we/they ring up he/she/it rings up present participle ringing up past tense rang up past participle rung up 1) [intransitive/transitive] British to phone someone She rang up yesterday to make… …   English dictionary

  • ring up — v. (D; tr.) ( to record ) to ring up on (to ring up a bill on a cash register) * * * [ rɪŋ ʌp] (D;tr.) ( to record ) to ring up on (to ring up a bill on a cash register) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ring up — 1) add and record on a cash register I went to the cash register to have them ring up the things that I had bought. 2) telephone someone You should ring up the police if you see anybody strange around your house …   Idioms and examples

  • ring up — {v.} 1. To add and record on a cash register. * /The supermarket clerk rang up Mrs. Smith s purchases and told her she owed $33./ * /Business was bad Tuesday; we didn t ring up a sale all morning./ 2. {informal} To telephone. * /Sally rang up Sue …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ring up — {v.} 1. To add and record on a cash register. * /The supermarket clerk rang up Mrs. Smith s purchases and told her she owed $33./ * /Business was bad Tuesday; we didn t ring up a sale all morning./ 2. {informal} To telephone. * /Sally rang up Sue …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ring\ up — v 1. To add and record on a cash register. The supermarket clerk rang up Mrs. Smith s purchases and told her she owed $33. Business was bad Tuesday; we didn t ring up a sale all morning. 2. informal To telephone. Sally rang up Sue and told her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ring up — 1) see ring 1) 2) PHRASAL VERB If a shop assistant rings up a sale on a cash register, he or she presses the keys in order to record the amount that is being spent. [V P n (not pron)] She was ringing up her sale on an ancient cash register. [Also …   English dictionary

  • ring up — verb a) To telephone, to call someone on the telephone. He took out his wallet and gave her a pound note and a ten shilling note. She rang up the sum on the till, snapped the notes into their little clip, shut the drawer. b) To enter a payment… …   Wiktionary

  • ring up — make a phone call to; record a sale on a cash register …   English contemporary dictionary

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