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verb [intransitive/transitive] phone pronunciation in British English /fəʊn/ 
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I/you/we/theyphone
he/she/itphones
present participlephoning
past tensephoned
past participlephoned
  1. phone

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    phone up

    to use a telephone to call someone

    Phone me if you have any questions.

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