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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyphone in
he/she/itphones in
present participlephoning in
past tensephoned in
past participlephoned in

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  1. 1
    to telephone the place where you work in order to give a message

    Another reporter phoned in later with the story.

    phone in sick (=telephone to say that you are too ill to go to work):

    Kevin's just phoned in sick, so he won't be at the meeting.

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