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verb [intransitive/transitive] formal     telephone pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participletelephoning
past tensetelephoned
past participletelephoned
  1. to speak to someone using the telephone

    I’ll telephone my lawyer to arrange an appointment.

    telephone (someone) for something:

    Telephone for details of your nearest stockist.

    telephone someone on a number:

    Telephone our customer helpline on 0800 397791.

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