unring

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ ring

Verb[edit]

unring (third-person singular simple present unrings, present participle unringing, simple past and past participle unrung)

  1. To reverse ringing

Usage notes[edit]

  • Because the act of reversing ring is impossible, almost all usage of the word will be with "not". The principle use is in the proverbial "You can't unring a bell."

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