Meaning of “phone” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /fəʊn/ also phone up

A1 to communicate with someone by telephone:

I tried to phone her last night, but she was out.
I'm going to phone for a taxi.

More examples

  • He said he'd phone, but don't hold your breath.
  • When would be a good time to phone?
  • Suppose he phones tonight. What should I say?
  • It worries me that he hasn't phoned yet.
  • Whoever could that be phoning at this time?

(Definition of “phone verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)