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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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Chris runs rings round Charity when he tells her he wants a reconciliation, then proceeds to spend all his money on frivolities such as a helicopter and a cruise before announcing he wants a divorce.
Conman Leonardo DiCaprio runs rings round FBI numpty Tom Hanks.
Suave Sam runs rings round the weak-as-hiss energy regulator, Ofgem, which has utterly failed the consumer.
But boss Stephen Arthur said: "She is remarkably speedy on her feet and runs rings round the youngsters.
There is only so much you can do with a pat-pat-shoot game but this is as good as it gets for now and runs rings round its opponents.