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English definition of “dial”

dial

verb [I or T]     /ˈdaɪ.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
B1 to operate a phone or make a phone call to someone by choosing a particular series of numbers on the phone : Can I dial this number direct , or do I have to go through the operator ? Dial 0 for the switchboard .Communicating by telephone
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