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Definition of ring verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ring1

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪŋ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ring
    BrE BrE//rɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪŋ//
     
    he / she / it rings
    BrE BrE//rɪŋz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪŋz//
     
    past simple ringed
    BrE BrE//rɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪŋd//
     
    past participle ringed
    BrE BrE//rɪŋd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪŋd//
     
    -ing form ringing
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪŋɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪŋɪŋ//
     
     
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    surround
  1. 1[often passive] ring somebody/something (with something) to surround somebody/something Thousands of demonstrators ringed the building. The basin was ringed with specks of dirt and hair. The village is ringed with beautiful forests.
  2. bird’s leg
  3. 2ring something to put a metal ring around a bird’s leg so that it can be easily identified in the future
  4. draw circle
  5. 3ring something (especially British English) to draw a circle around something synonym circle Ring the correct answer in pencil.
  6. Word Origin Old English hring, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ring, German Ring, also to the noun rank.
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