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noun [countable] business robocall pronunciation in American English /ˈroʊboʊˌkɔːl/
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  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 pronunciation in American English verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
present participlerobocalling
past tenserobocalled
past participlerobocalled
Since they robocall us, why can’t we robocall them?


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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