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dial up

phrasal verb with dial uk   us   /daɪəl/ verb [I or T] (UK -ll-, US -l-)
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to call a telephone number: I dialled up the answering service and found two messages. Someone had found his office number on an internet phone directory and dialed him up.
[I or T] INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS to connect to a network or to the internet using a dial-up modem: The broadband connection is always on, so there's no need to dial up any more.

dial-upadjective

uk   us   /ˈdaɪəlʌp/ ( also dial-in)
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET using a phone line rather than a cable or wireless connection: dial-up modem/connection dial-up networking You will need a computer with internet access, either dial-up or broadband.
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