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English definition of “dial”

dial

verb [I or T]     /daɪəl/ (UK -ll-, US -l-)
COMMUNICATIONS to make a phone call by pressing a series of buttons with numbers , or moving a disc with numbers , on the phone : If you have the extension number you can dial any member of staff direct . Dial 9 for an outside line .
(Definition of dial verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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