1. To wrap or form a circle around someone or something. (A more formal and less common variant of "ring around.") A group of protestors had ringed round the iconic building to stop it from being demolished. Ornate jewels ringed round the golden crown.
2. To call a number of different people or organizations on the phone, especially to get certain information or try to organize something. I'm ringing round to different plumbers to see who can do the job for the least amount of money. Let's ring round and see if any of our friends want to go camping this weekend.
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