phone

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfəʊn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/foʊn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fōn)


Inflections of 'phone' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
phones
v 3rd person singular
phoning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
phoned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
phoned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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phone

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [cell, public, landline, home, wireless, company] phone
  2. a mobile phone
  3. the [kitchen, bedroom, living room] phone
  4. the phone in the [kitchen]
  5. [grab, get, answer] the phone
  6. can you [grab] the phone (please)?
  7. [pick up, hang up, put down] the phone
  8. [reach, contact, locate] him by phone
  9. there are no phones on the [plane, highway, beach]
  10. the phone didn't exist [then, in those days]
  11. hold on, I'm on the phone
  12. is [occupied, busy] on the phone
  13. is on the phone to his [boss, friend, mother]
n as adj
  1. a phone [call, line, conversation, message]
  2. phone [support, directories, numbers]
  3. your phone [supplier, provider]
v
  1. phone (up) your [son, parents, friends]
  2. my [son] phoned me
  3. phone me if
  4. (I'll) phone you back
  5. tried phoning you [earlier, last night, yesterday]
  6. phoned her with the [information, news]
  7. phone [their hotline, a helpline, customer service, the police]
  8. phoned to [say, tell me, chat, find out]
  9. phone for [assistance, help, advice, information]
  10. phone in case of [emergency, ingestion, overdose]
  11. phone in (to work) sick
  12. phoned into the [meeting, discussion, lecture] from [France]
  13. phone into the [radio station, game show]
  14. phoned during the [game, speech, movie]
  15. phone with [information, details] (about)
  16. phone at least [once a week]
  17. phoned on [Tuesday]
  18. phone [ahead, first, before]
  19. phone from [home, school, work]
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