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phone back

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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyphone back
he/she/itphones back
present participlephoning back
past tensephoned back
past participlephoned back
  1. to phone someone again, or to phone someone who phoned you earlier when you were away or were too busy to speak to them

    She's not in at the moment. Can you phone back later?

    phone someone back:

    I've got someone at the door. I'll phone you back.

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