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May I use the phone in your office?
I don't really need a new phone.
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).
a digital cordless phone
Most teenagers spend hours on the phone every day.
We take orders by phone or by email.
She picked up the phone but didn't speak.
Don't you dare put the phone down on me!
This is the British English definition of phone. View American English definition of phone.