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English definition of “phone in”

phone in

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with phone   /fəʊn/ us    /foʊn/

(WORK)

to phone the place where you work in order to tell your employer something: She phoned in sick (= saying that she was ill) this morning.

(PROGRAMME)

to phone a television or radio programme in order to express your opinion on a matter: Over three hundred people phoned in to complain.
(Definition of phone in phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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