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- v. (idiomatic) To telephone, to call someone on the telephone.
- v. To enter a payment into a cash register, or till in a shop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to perform and record a sale on a cash register
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“Dr. Otterly,” he said, “I wonder if you’d be terribly kind and ring up Yowford about the arrangements there?
Garth walked to Perry’s Halt and from there took the train to Marbury, from which sizeable town he judged that he could without indiscretion ring up Sir George Rendal.
By the time that I reached home I had decided that I'd ring up Stenning and see if he could come.
Meanwhile, Maigret had found time to ring up the ‘narcotics squad’ and the police station in the Rue de La Rochefoucauld.
Brother was a friend of mine — killed on the last day of the War, half an hour before the guns stopped firing — damnable shame — always ring up on Armistice Day, say a few words, don’t you know — hr’rm!”
He gave some instructions to Janvier and went off in a taxi to the Quai des Orfèvres, where he found a message asking him to ring up Dr Paul, the official pathologist.
You go down to Mrs Palfrey’s and ring up the police.
She had been found by a couple corning from the other end of the block who had been having a late snack in the Golden Egg. The woman had had to be sedated and taken to hospital; her husband had just managed to ring up the police before he got sick all over the telephone kiosk.
He meant to ring up the Magasins du Louvre and inquire about the head of the toy department.