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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] British
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present tense
I/you/we/theyphone round
he/she/itphones round
present participlephoning round
past tensephoned round
past participlephoned round
  1. to phone several people or companies in order to arrange something or to get information

    I knew I could get a better deal if I phoned round a bit.

    It’s normal for companies to phone round their big customers and try to persuade them to invest.

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