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noun [countable] business robocall pronunciation in American English /ˈroʊboʊˌkɔːl/ 
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singularrobocall
pluralrobocalls
  1. an automatic telephone call that plays a recorded message. In the U.K. the call is often an attempt to sell something, while in the U.S. the calls are often made by political parties.

    We are tracking robocalls at this online database.

    Robocall software can be used for any type of automated phone calls.

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robocall

 robocall pronunciation in American English  verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrobocall
he/she/itrobocalls
present participlerobocalling
past tenserobocalled
past participlerobocalled

Since they robocall us, why can't we robocall them?

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