Phrasal Verbs

ring up

This page is about the phrasal verb ring up

British and Australian English


to call someone on a telephone


call, phone, ring

For example

  • ring sb up Please don't ring me up before ten o'clock in the morning.

  • ring up sb Did you ring up the restaurant and book a table?


This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

I'm sorry, but I couldn't ring you up because

a. the jewellery shop was closed

b. my phone wasn't working

c. I couldn't find a pen

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