ring up

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 an appointment.

I'll ring up the theatre and see when the show finishes.

2) [transitive] to record an amount of money by pressing buttons on a cash register

She rang up our purchases quickly and we left.

3) [transitive] to make or lose a particular amount of money in sales, profits, or losses in a period of time

The bank rang up about £600 million in trading losses.


English dictionary. 2014.

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