ring in


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ring in

vb (adverb)
1. (Telecommunications) (intr) chiefly Brit to report to someone by telephone
2. (tr) to accompany the arrival of with bells (esp in the phrase ring in the new year)
3. (Horse Racing) (tr) Austral to substitute (a horse) fraudulently for another horse in a race
4. (tr) informal Austral and NZ to recruit or include (a person)
n
5. (Horse Racing) informal Austral a horse that serves as a substitute
6. informal Austral and NZ a person or thing that is not normally a member of a particular group; outsider
Translations

w>ring in

vi
(esp Brit Telec) → sich telefonisch melden (→ to in +dat)
(US: = clock in) → (zu Beginn der Arbeit) stempeln or stechen
vt sep to ring in the New Yeardas neue Jahr einläuten
References in classic literature ?
It ran around the ring in search of a way to get out.
On thinking the matter over, it must have occurred to him that it was possible that he had lost the ring in the road after leaving the house.
It's this as has brought me, good gentlemen," she said, dropping another curtsey; "a gold wedding ring in the Brixton Road.
The one in the middle held a mussel in its mouth, which it laid on the shore at the youth's feet, and when he had taken it up and opened it, there lay the gold ring in the shell.
Mr Pickering replaced the ring in his pocket, and, burying his head in his hands, groaned in bitterness of spirit.
For ever, as long as he lived and breathed, would he be a prisoner and slave to the rope in the ring in his nostril.
Elias was at liberty, within the confines of his cage, to get acquainted with the ring in his nose.