- 3 [with object] informal fraudulently change the identity of (a motor vehicle), typically by changing its registration plate: there may be an organization which has ringed the stolen car to be resold[ 1960s: from an earlier slang use in the general sense 'exchange' (compare with ringer1)]
- 4short for ringbark.
- see hat.
Old English hring, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ring, German Ring, also to the noun rank1
Do not confuse wring with ring. Wring means 'twist or squeeze something' (I wanted to wring his neck), whereas the verb ring mainly means 'surround someone or something' (the courthouse was ringed with police) or 'make a clear sound' (a bell started to ring).
The different forms of the verb are: (rings, ringing; the past tense is rang and the past participle is rung).