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Synonyms for ring

Synonyms for ring

a closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

a length of line folded over and joined at the ends so as to form a curve or circle

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a group of individuals united in a common cause

an organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers

to encircle with or as if with a band

to give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound

to communicate with (someone) by telephone

a telephone communication

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a characteristic sound

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a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

the sound of a bell ringing

a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

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sound loudly and sonorously

ring or echo with sound

make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

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get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

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A legal source said: "Pollock has run rings round the Crown - all paid for by the taxpayer.
TOMMY GEMMELL once helped run rings round the world champions - and swears unswerving belief can catapult this Scotland team to a similar success.
At least Harry is willing to take a shot and Cisse's pace could run rings round United's back four.
No doubt the hospital authorities will come up with a justification for these charges that will run rings round my simplistic calculations.
This week he's had two fights, befriended Les ("Len") and Tommy, put Karen in her place, charmed Blanche and run rings round the factory girls.
June turns out as goal shooter or goal attack with team-mates as young as 15 and is fit enough to run rings round the opposition.
However, her kids aren't looking for a daddy figure, especially one as apparently boring as Bob, so they run rings round their hapless minder.
He's helped the off-course fraternity run rings round greyhound racing for so long that you'd like to think he does.
If you're looking for a witness, you go and ask the guy who's just run rings round you and he backs you up, you can't get a better witness than that," said McCarthy.
At least Harry is willing to take a shot, and Cisse's pace could run rings round United's back four.