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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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They were very helpful and rang the supplier for us, who in turn, rang us back, as it was out of warranty.
The spokesman later rang us back and said they were looking at a "discrepancy" and that the different quote was "not related to where he lives".
But embarrassed Mr Anderson later rang us back to say the airport had backtracked and decided all proceeds of the raffle would be donated to a charity.
A woman rang us back and told us that she had spoken to her bosses and they were willing to cancel.
One buyer made an offer of pounds 150,000 on a house for sale at pounds 155,000 and when that was rejected, rang us back to revise the offer to pounds 140,000.He couldn't understand why the owner didn't want to deal with him any more!
"But he never rang us back, although my wife Orianne and I called him at least three times, leaving messages on his answerphone."
But then the airline rang us back. We had seen the fireball ourselves and knew to expect the worst.
"We had to wait for more than a week before someone rang us back," said the father.
yeah." Later Mr Sarne rang us back, oddly informing us that we wouldn't be allowed to publish the story because Latimer's "won't get anything out of it".
But later he rang us back and admitted we had cracked a secret he had not even shared with wife Josephine.