- 1 1.1 (on finger)(for nose, ear) aro (masculine)diamond ringanillo or sortija de brillantes or diamantesExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (circular object) the bull had a ring through its nose
- The diamond ring and the wedding band Nikolas placed on my finger six months ago blinds me as it catches the sun's rays.
- There are four branches of the collection of individually-crafted earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches.
- She was festooned with bangles, rings, necklaces, earrings and jewellery.
el toro tenía un aro en la nariz or una nariguerahe had a ring in his eartenía un aro en la orejaa curtain ringuna argolla or anillathere was a ring around the pigeon's footla paloma tenía una anilla en la pata1.3 (circular shape) to stand in a ringhacer un corro(growth) ring (Botany) a dirty ring around the bathtub
- Suppose you have a rubber band, an apple and a ring doughnut.
- John and Vanessa passed on the burgers (they said that they were vegetarians) and munched on some onion rings.
- We stopped at this Denny's and I ordered a huge cheeseburger, fries, onion rings, and a huge vanilla shake.
formar un círculoun cerco de suciedad or de mugre en la bañerathe rings of Saturnlos anillos de Saturnoshe put a ring around the date/advertisementmarcó con un círculo la fecha/el anuncioto have rings around one's eyestener ojerasto run rings around something/somebodydarle mil vueltas a algo/alguien
darle sopas con honda(s) a algo/alguien (Spain) [colloquial]
bailarse algo/a alguien (Colombia) [colloquial]Example sentences1.4 (burner)
- Behind these rings of trees are yet more grassy fields, some wild and overgrown, others kept trim and tidy.
- The guests form a ring enclosing the bride, Ona, and men dance with her.
- It was almost possible to see the location of the Palace, at the centre of concentric rings of islands.
hornilla (feminine) (Latin America except Southern Cone)
hornillo (masculine) (Spain)
hornalla (feminine) (River Plate area)Example sentences
- A higher-wattage gas ring is designed to handle the shape and heat demands of a convex shaped wok with ease.
- Each table has its own gas ring, and you cook the beef as you need it, then dip the paper-thin slices in chilli or sesame sauce.
- 2 2.1 (in boxing, wrestling) to throw o toss one's cap o hat into the ringecharse or lanzarse al ruedomy hat is in the ring
entrar en ligaestoy en la contiendaExample sentences2.2 (in circus)
- The final bout in the boxing ring is genuinely exciting, although the evening seems to tail off, lacking a real ending.
- Perhaps another tragedy but created not in the flashpoint of the boxing ring but over a phenomenal career was that of Muhammad Ali.
- The sand was abruptly gone, and he faced the Hulk across a boxing ring, in the gym where a kid with a zip gun once tried to kill Jack McGee.
also: bull ring2.4 (at race course) (in UK)recinto (masculine) para apuestas2.5 (in livestock market)corral (masculine) de exposición
- The darkness around the arena made it hard for spectators to see the ring.
- The audience were seated in rows of benches surrounding the ring.
- Then I picked up my sword, which I had rested on the fence surrounding the ring.
- 3 3.1 (of criminals) vice/drug ringred de corrupción/de narcotráficospy ringred de espionajeExample sentences3.2 (Business)
- There was always some sort of gang fights or drug rings or brothels around here.
- It's a high place of crime, drug rings, and prostitution due to the obvious lack of law enforcement.
- At first they don't get along, but in the course of investigating a murder, they uncover a drug ring… and a friendship.
transitive verb past tense & past participle ringed
- 1 (surround)Example sentences
- Police had ringed the theater with Metro buses touching bumper to bumper.
- Eight fortified guard towers ringed the eight-sided central keep, lining its periphery like the spindly legs of a gigantic spider.
- ‘It's just over there,’ Mari said as she came over, pointing to a building down the street, ringed in by a chain link fence.
- 2 (with pen, pencil)marcar con un círculo
encerrar en un círculoExample sentences
- Ring the correct answer below.
- 1 countable (sound of bell)there was a ring at the doorsonó el timbre de la puertaa loud ring was heardse oyó un timbrazo
- 2 uncountable (sound, resonance) the ring of the smith's hammerel martilleo del herrerothe ring of horses' hooves on cobblesel sonido de los cascos de los caballos en los adoquineshis voice/the language has a harsh ringsu voz/el idioma tiene un timbre ásperothe name has a ring to itel nombre suena biena name with a familiar ring to itun nombre muy conocido or que suena muchoa story with a ring of truthuna historia verosímil
- 3 countable (no plural) (British English) (telephone call)to give somebody a ringllamar (por teléfono) a alguien
telefonear a alguien
darle or pegarle un telefonazo a alguien [colloquial]
hablarle a alguien (Mexico)
intransitive verb past tense rang past participle rung
- 1 1.1 (make sound)(doorbell/telephone/alarm/alarm clock)
Example sentences1.2 (operate bell)
- Sirens split the night and from everywhere came the sound of people; her clear voice rang out above it all as she sang the words from a song Jag knew very well.
- At the start of our third year here, Elsa and I were dragging ourselves out of bed as the waking bell rang out cold and clear.
- Two gunshots rang out like two clear bells in the night as the angel of retribution silently passed.
(person)to ring at the door
- Dragging herself from her car that evening and up the walk toward her apartment, she heard the sound of her telephone ringing.
- Although this scene, like the climax of Halloween, begins in a bedroom, once the telephone rings we enter Krueger's dream world.
- Stephen was awakened by the telephone ringing next to his head.
tocar el timbre
llamar al timbretocar el timbreyou rang, sir?
llamar a la puerta or al timbre¿ha llamado, señor?to ring
forsomebody/somethingyou have to ring for servicetiene que llamar al timbre para que lo atiendanshe rang for the butlerhizo sonar el timbre/la campanilla para llamar el mayordomoExample sentences
- Certainly, talking to Popin Pete doesn't ring any gangsta alarm bells.
- With a kind of detachment, he walked, as casually as he could under the circumstances, towards the door and rung the bell.
- He carried me right up to the door and rung the bell with difficulty.
- 2 (telephone) to ring
forsomebody/somethingshe rang for a cab/doctorllamó un taxi/al médicoExample sentences
- I gave him the number to ring back, and nothing happened; eventually, pushing my luck, I rang him back.
- I managed at one time to get to the telephone and ring the Philippines consul in Nicosia, who rang the owners of the taverna and gave them a mouthful.
- Nothing was worth watching on the television, so he decided to ring Joy on the telephone.
- 3 3.1 (resound) their shouts still rang in our earstodavía oíamos sus gritosthe house rang with the laughter of children
sus gritos aún resonaban en nuestros oídos [literary]la casa resonaba con risas infantilesthe air rang with their shouts of joysus gritos de alegría resonaban en el airethe whole office rang with talk of the boss's weddingen la oficina no se hablaba sino de la boda del jefeto ring trueser or sonar convincentethe characters ring falselos personajes no son convincentesher laughter rang hollowsu risa sonaba forzadatheir boasts/threats rang hollowsus alardes/amenazas no convencían a nadie3.2(ears)
- But if your ears ring after loud noise or your hearing goes a little blurry, that means they are temporarily damaged.
- My ears were ringing from the loud noise suddenly halting.
- I stopped halfway through my swing, my ears ringing from the loud sound.
transitive verb past tense rang past participle rung
- 1 (operate)(doorbell/handbell/church bell)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb (telephone)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (on cash register) 1.2 (notch up)
llamar a varios lugares or sitios2verb + preposition + object
hacer varias llamadas a
volver a llamarcould you ring back in half an hour?
¿podría volver a llamar dentro de media hora?2verb + object + adverb
(ring again) volver a llamar
(return call) llamarwould you ask her to ring me back?
¿le podría decir que me llame?
(British English)to ring in sick
llamar para dar parte de enfermo2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object → ring up 1 2 3verb + adverb + object → ring out 2
(shot/voice)2verb + adverb + objectto ring out the old (year) and ring in the new
despedir al año viejo y recibir al nuevo (al son de las campanas)
(triumphs/victories)1.3 (telephone) (British English) → ring2 3 2 2verb + adverb (British English) → ring2 2 2
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