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verb [intransitive/transitive]     phone pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlephoning
past tensephoned
past participlephoned
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    phone up

    to use a telephone to call someone

    Phone me if you have any questions.

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  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    mail/phone it in to work or perform without much effort, interest, or enthusiasm

    There have been reports that staffers are just mailing it in.

    The cast might as well have phoned in their performances.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/08/2016


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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