verb (past rang /raŋ/; past participle rung /rʌŋ/)
Old English hringan, of Germanic origin, perhaps imitative
Do not confuse wring with ring. Wring means 'twist or squeeze something' (I wanted to wring his neck), whereas the verb ring mainly means 'surround someone or something' (the courthouse was ringed with police) or 'make a clear sound' (a bell started to ring).
The different forms of the verb are: (rings, ringing; the past tense is rang and the past participle is rung).