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Meaning of “call-in” in the English Dictionary

"call-in" in British English

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call-innoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɔːl.ɪn/  us   /ˈkɑːl-/ US (UK phone-in)
a ​television or ​radioprogramme in which ​members of the ​publiccall to ​expresstheiropinions or ​askquestions
(Definition of call-in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"call in" in American English

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call in

phrasal verb with call  us   /kɔl/ verb
  • (PHONE)

to ​telephone the ​place you ​work: She hasn't called in with her ​scheduleyet. You can also call in to a ​radio or ​televisionprogram or to an ​organizationasking for ​information from the ​public: Call in to this ​radiostation and ​ask the ​governor a ​question. People were calling in to ​reportsuspiciousactivity.call in sick If you call in ​sick, you ​telephone to say that you are ​unable to ​work because of ​illness.

call-inadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkɔlˌɪn/
(of ​broadcasts) ​allowingmembers of the ​public to make ​theirquestions and ​opinions a ​part of the ​program: Bell ​hosts a ​popular call-in show on a ​localradiostation.
(Definition of call in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"call in" in Business English

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call in

phrasal verb with call uk   us   /kɔːl/ verb
[I] COMMUNICATIONS to ​phone a ​place in ​order to give or get ​information: With a ​number of ​employees having called in ​sick, the remaining ​staff were ​struggling to cope. People were ​asked to ​call in if they wanted further ​information on the ​proposal.
(Definition of call in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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