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May I use the phone in your office?
Just before I got off the bus my phone rang.
It took 19 minutes for someone to answer the phone (=pick it up when it rang).
I don't really need a new phone.
a digital cordless phone
Most teenagers spend hours on the phone every day.
We take orders by phone or by e-mail.
She picked up the phone but didn't speak.
This is the American English definition of phone. View British English definition of phone.