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Telephone calls and types of telephone call

call

noun

an act of telephoning someone

cold call

noun

an unexpected telephone call or visit by someone trying to sell something

collect call

noun

a reverse-charge call

conference call

noun

a telephone call in which three or more people use special equipment that allows each of them to hear and speak with the others

courtesy call

noun

a visit or telephone call that you make to a customer in order to be polite

long-distance

adjective

a long-distance phone call is one that you make to someone far away

P2P

abbreviation

person-to-person

person-to-person

adjective

relating to a type of telephone call that you only pay for if you manage to speak to a specific person

phone call

noun

an act of telephoning someone

reverse-charge call

noun

a telephone call that the person you are calling agrees to pay for. The American word is collect call.

robocall

noun

an automatic telephone call that plays a recorded message. In the UK the call is often an attempt to sell something, while in the US the calls are often made by political parties.

telephone call

noun

an occasion when you speak to someone on the telephone

tinkle

noun

a phone call

trunk call

noun

a telephone call made to a place that is far away but usually in the same country

cold-call

verb

cold calling

noun

robocall

verb

teleconference

verb

outside line/call

a telephone line/call that is connected to people in other places or organizations

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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