- 1 1.1 (on finger)(for nose, ear)diamond ringanillo or sortija de brillantes or diamantesExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (circular object) See examples: 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.
he had a ring in his earel toro tenía un aro en la nariz or una narigueraa curtain ringtenía un aro en la orejathere was a ring around the pigeon's footuna argolla or anilla1.3 (circular shape) to stand in a ringla paloma tenía una anilla en la pata(growth) ring (Botany) a dirty ring around the bathtubhacer un corroformar un círculothe rings of Saturnun cerco de suciedad or de mugre en la bañerashe put a ring around the date/advertisementlos anillos de Saturnoto have rings around one's eyesmarcó con un círculo la fecha/el anuncioto run rings around something/somebodytener ojerasdarle mil vueltas a algo/alguiendarle sopas con honda(s) a algo/alguien (Spain) [colloquial]bailarse algo/a alguien (Colombia) [colloquial]Example sentences1.4 (burner)
- 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.
(British English)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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 ringmy hat is in the ringecharse or lanzarse al ruedoentrar en liga2.2 (in circus)estoy en la contiendaExample sentences2.3
also: bull ring2.4 (at race course) (in UK)2.5 (in livestock market)recinto (masculine) para apuestascorral (masculine) de exposiciónExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (of criminals) vice/drug ringspy ringred de corrupción/de narcotráfico3.2 (Business)red de espionajeExample sentences
- 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 círculoencerrar en un círculoExample sentences
- Ring the correct answer below.
- 1 countable (sound of bell) See examples:there was a ring at the doora loud ring was heardsonó el timbre de la puertase oyó un timbrazo
- 2 uncountable (sound, resonance) See examples: the ring of the smith's hammerthe ring of horses' hooves on cobblesel martilleo del herrerohis voice/the language has a harsh ringel sonido de los cascos de los caballos en los adoquinesthe name has a ring to itsu voz/el idioma tiene un timbre ásperoa name with a familiar ring to itel nombre suena biena story with a ring of truthun nombre muy conocido or que suena muchouna historia verosímil
- 3 countable (no plural) (British English) (telephone call) See examples:to give somebody a ringllamar (por teléfono) a alguientelefonear a alguiendarle 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)1.2 (operate bell)(person)to ring at the doortocar el timbrellamar al timbreyou rang, sir?tocar el timbrellamar a la puerta or al timbreto ring¿ha llamado, señor?
forsomebody/somethingyou have to ring for serviceshe rang for the butlertiene que llamar al timbre para que lo atiendanhizo sonar el timbre/la campanilla para llamar el mayordomoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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 earsthe house rang with the laughter of childrentodavía oíamos sus gritossus gritos aún resonaban en nuestros oídos [literary]the air rang with their shouts of joyla casa resonaba con risas infantilesthe whole office rang with talk of the boss's weddingsus gritos de alegría resonaban en el aireto ring trueen la oficina no se hablaba sino de la boda del jefethe characters ring falseser or sonar convincenteher laughter rang hollowlos personajes no son convincentestheir boasts/threats rang hollowsu risa sonaba forzada3.2sus alardes/amenazas no convencían a nadie(ears)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verb past tense rang past participle rung
- 1 (operate)(doorbell/handbell/church bell)Example 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.
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- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb (telephone)
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (on cash register) 1.2 (notch up)
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