- to begin a theatrical performance
- (often foll by on) to make a start (on)
Words nearby ring up
How to use ring up in a sentence
The registers at its 4,135 U.S. stores ring up millions of transactions every day.Walmart’s Dumb Blame Game|Daniel Gross|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is just extremely difficult to dominate large markets so thoroughly that you can ring up big margins.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money|Daniel Gross|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your mother isnt yet used to having young men ring up and talk to her daughter, mischievously said Mr. Lee.Betty Lee, Freshman|David Goodger (email@example.com)
She went down gaily, in spite of her weariness, and used the hall-porter's telephone to ring up Julia.
Neither was there a Julia to ring up and invite to tea at one of the numberless cosy teashops of the West End.
"I'll ring up and let you know," said Henry, and slipped away to the shower room.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
"I will ring up from Waterloo and make an appointment," she thought.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
Other Idioms and Phrases with ring up
Record, especially by means of a cash register, as in They had already rung up the sale so I decided not to get the extra items. [c. 1930] Although older cash registers usually signaled a recorded sale with the ringing of a bell, the idiom survives in the age of computers.
Accomplish, achieve, as in They rang up an impressive string of victories.