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ring back

1. To call (someone or some place) on the telephone again, usually after failing to reach the desired person the first time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ring" and "back." I didn't get an answer, so I'll trying ringing back tomorrow. I have to ring the passport office back in about an hour because everyone was out to lunch.
2. To return someone's or some organization's telephone call. A noun or pronoun is be used between "ring" and "back." I saw I missed a call from my mother, so I need to ring her back once we're finished eating. We are unable to answer the telephone right now, so please leave a message with your name and number, and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
See also: back, ring

ring someone back

to call someone back on the telephone. I will have to ring back the store at a later time. Please ring me back when you have a moment.
See also: back, ring

ring back

to call back on the telephone. No, there's no message. I'll ring back later. She's not here now. I suggest you ring back after dinner.
See also: back, ring

ring back

v.
1. To telephone someone who has called previously: The store clerk rang back the customer who had left a message. I listened to the voice mail that my father had left, and then I rang him back.
2. To telephone someone or someplace again: She could tell he was busy, so she told him she would ring him back later. When I called I got the answering machine, so I left a message saying I'd ring back the next day.
See also: back, ring
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I thought he was going to ring back, but he never did.
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Munich, Germany, March 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), leading vendor of value-added services for the voice and multimedia domain, has installed their ring back tone solution, ECT Ring Back, for Tele2 Baltics and Croatia, subdivisions of the leading European alternative telecom operator, Tele2.
Charity finds out Cain was behind the truck hijacking and says she's never going to forgive him, before throwing his engagement ring back.
I either get a short reply that the job has been taken or the run around by being put on hold and then told they will ring back, which - surprise, surprise - they never do.
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Good old Sparky objected to her appearing in lingerie and demanded his EUR50,000 engagement ring back.
Robotic voices telling you your call is valuable so please hang on indefinitely, menus that have no suitable option for you but simply repeat messages which transfer you from one extension to another and end up by telling you the line is too busy and ring back later.