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1phone/ˈfoʊn/noun
pluralphones
1phone
/ˈfoʊn/
noun
pluralphones
Learner's definition of PHONE  
: : such as
[noncount] : a system that uses wires and radio signals to send people's voices over long distances
   b [count] : a device that is connected to a telephone system and that you use to listen or speak to someone who is somewhere else
— see pictures at officetelephonesee also cell phonemobile phonepay phonewireless phone
phones [plural] 

on the phone

: using a telephone to talk to someone
British : connected to a telephone system
2phone/ˈfoʊn/verb
phonesphonedphoning
2phone
/ˈfoʊn/
verb
phonesphonedphoning
Learner's definition of PHONE  
: to speak or try to speak to (someone) over a telephone system
[+ object]
— often + up in British English
[no object]
— often + up in British English

phone in

[phrasal verb]
: to make a telephone call to a place (such as the place where you work)
   b : to make a telephone call to a radio or television program
— see also phone-in
phone (something) in or phone in (something) : to deliver (something, such as a message) by making a telephone call
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