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ring back

verb
1.
(adverb) to return a telephone call (to)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Oh, why was I not brave enough to give the ring back to the Rhine-children!

  • And, Brunhilde, I have come to beg of you, will you not give the ring back to the Rhine-daughters?

  • Bettina, unconscious of the emotion she had roused, put the ring back in the box.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • You mean we have actually got the ring back—diamonds and all?

  • Then she slipped the ring back on her finger and returned to the crowd.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson
  • Now you've got the ring back again, what are you going to do with it?

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • She just gave him his ring back and he went home that night.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • "It was like this," she began, slipping the ring back on to the third finger.

    The Sixth Sense

    Stephen McKenna
  • I gave the King's ring back to him with a smile of superiority.

    Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
  • Kitty's high, clear laugh seemed to ring back into the house.

    The Marriage of William Ashe Mrs. Humphry Ward

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