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ring off

(Telecommunications) (intr, adverb) chiefly Brit to terminate a telephone conversation by replacing the receiver; hang up
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يُنْهي المُكالَمَه
položit sluchátkozavěsit
lægge røret på
leggja á

w>ring off

vi (esp Brit Telec) → aufhängen, (den Hörer) auflegen
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(riŋ) past tense rang (raŋ) : past participle rung (raŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) sound. The doorbell rang; He rang the doorbell; The telephone rang.
2. (often with up) to telephone (someone). I'll ring you (up) tonight.
3. (often with for) to ring a bell (eg in a hotel) to tell someone to come, to bring something etc. She rang for the maid.
4. (of certain objects) to make a high sound like a bell. The glass rang as she hit it with a metal spoon.
5. to be filled with sound. The hall rang with the sound of laughter.
6. (often with out) to make a loud, clear sound. His voice rang through the house; A shot rang out.
1. the act or sound of ringing. the ring of a telephone.
2. a telephone call. I'll give you a ring.
3. a suggestion, impression or feeling. His story has a ring of truth about it.
ring a bell
to have been seen, heard etc before, but not remembered in detail. His name rings a bell, but I don't remember where I've heard it before.
ring back
to telephone (someone who has telephoned). If he is busy at the moment, he can ring me back; He'll ring back tomorrow.
ring off
to end a telephone call.
ring true
to sound true. His story does not ring true.
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References in classic literature ?
Here, take it," she said to Tanya, who was bulling the loosely-fitting ring off her white, slender-tipped finger.
Pierre quickly took out his purse and watch, but could not manage for some time to get the wedding ring off his fat finger.
Very well, I told you I should ring off, and now I'm going to.'
'Now,' said the maiden, 'you are invisible to me until you take the ring off again.'
Do you tell me that in that time the guilty person managed to make footmarks in the corner, open the window, mark the sill with blood, take the wedding ring off the dead man's finger, and all the rest of it?
I say so because Don Fernando made all haste to leave me, and by the adroitness of my maid, who was indeed the one who had admitted him, gained the street before daybreak; but on taking leave of me he told me, though not with as much earnestness and fervour as when he came, that I might rest assured of his faith and of the sanctity and sincerity of his oaths; and to confirm his words he drew a rich ring off his finger and placed it upon mine.
"Ring off," Captain MacElrath commanded in his slow thick voice; and the third officer worked the lever of the engine-room telegraph.
Coleen, who earlier asked "dangerous" paparazzi to stop chasing her car when her sons were inside, put the record straight in a post which confirmed she had taken her wedding ring off.
That excellent advice meant that, instead of adding to the numbers clogging up A & E and it taking an hour to get the ring off, I had it removed in a matter of minutes.