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off the hook

off the hook

/ˈɔf ðə hˈʊk/
phrase
(of a telephone receiver) not on the cradle and keeping the line busy

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on hold

on hold

/ˌɑːn hˈoʊld/
phrase
waiting on the phone until the receiver speaks

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on the phone

on the phone

/ɑːnðə fˈoʊn/
phrase
using the phone

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operator

operator

/ˈɑpɝˌeɪtɝ/
noun
a person who deals with a switchboard in a corporation or telephone exchange

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to page

to page

/ˈpeɪdʒ/
verb
to summon someone by calling their name over a public address system or to send messages on their pager

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person-to-person

person-to-person

/pˈɜːsəntəpˈɜːsən/
adjective
taking place between two people directly

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to phone

to phone

/ˈfoʊn/
verb
to make a phone call or try to reach someone on the phone

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phone booth

phone booth

/fˈoʊn bˈuːθ/
noun
an enclosed place with a public phone that someone can pay to use

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phone call

phone call

/fˈoʊn kˈɔːl/
noun
the act of speaking to someone or trying to reach them on the phone

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to raise

to raise

/ˈɹeɪz/
verb
to call someone and reach them by radio or phone

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to reach

to reach

/ˈɹitʃ/
verb
to manage to contact someone by phone or radio

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to redial

to redial

/ɹiˈdaɪəɫ/
verb
to dial a phone number that was already dialed

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to reverse the charges

to reverse the charges

/ɹɪvˈɜːs ðə tʃˈɑːɹdʒᵻz/
phrase
to make the person who is receiving the call agree to pay the charge

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to ring

to ring

/ˈɹɪŋ/
verb
to call someone or try to make a phone call to someone

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scrambler

scrambler

/skɹˈæmblɚ/
noun
an electronic device that jams a radio or an electronic signal

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Skype

Skype

/skˈaɪp/
noun
(trademark) an online platform for communicating with people and making video calls

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to Skype

to Skype

/skˈaɪp/
verb
(trademark) to contact someone using the skype application

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speed dial

speed dial

/spˈiːd dˈaɪəl/
noun
a feature on a phone by which a phone number that is already dialed can be called, pressing a single button

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teleconference

teleconference

/ˌtɛɫəˈkɑnfɹəns/
noun
a meeting held among several people who are in different locations, linked via the Internet

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to teleconference

to teleconference

/ˌtɛɫəˈkɑnfɹəns/
verb
to attend in a meeting the participants of which are at different locations and are linked through telecommunications devices

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teleconferencing

teleconferencing

/ˌtɛɫəˈkɑnfɹənsɪŋ/
noun
the practice of holding a meeting between several people who are in different locations, linked via telecommunications devices

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telemarketing

telemarketing

/ˌtɛɫəˈmɑɹkətɪŋ/
noun
a method of selling and promoting goods and services by phone

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telephone

telephone

/ˈtɛɫəˌfoʊn/
noun
a device, especially one that is connected to a landline, that is used for talking to people who are elsewhere and have access to a similar device

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telephone banking

telephone banking

/tˈɛlɪfˌoʊn bˈæŋkɪŋ/
noun
services that banks offer their customers by telephone

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telephone pole

telephone pole

/tˈɛlɪfˌoʊn pˈoʊl/
noun
a tall straight wooden piece that is used to support telephone or telegraph wires

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teleshopping

teleshopping

/tˈɛlɪʃˌɑːpɪŋ/
noun
the practice of selling products on a TV program or online

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telex

telex

/ˈtɛˌɫɛks/
noun
an international system of sending and receiving messages using a phone line and a teletypewriter

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toll

toll

/ˈtoʊɫ/
noun
an amount of money that is paid for a long-distance phone call

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toll-free telephone number

toll-free telephone number

/tˈoʊlfɹˈiː tˈɛlɪfˌoʊn nˈʌmbɚ/
noun
a phone number with a distinct three digit code that is free of charge for the calling party

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to trace

to trace

/ˈtɹeɪs/
verb
to find or discover someone or something by investigation

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to unblock

to unblock

/ʌnblˈɑːk/
verb
to remove restrictions so that a website, phone, account, etc. can be accessed again

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unlisted

unlisted

/ənˈɫɪstɪd/
adjective
(of a person or phone number) not included in a phone directory, at the request of the subscriber

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to unlock

to unlock

/ənˈɫɑk/
verb
to make a cell phone capable of using any carrier network rather than an specific one

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voicemail

voicemail

/ˈvɔɪsˌmeɪɫ/
noun
an electronic system that can store spoken messages recorded by telephone callers whose calls are not answered

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wake-up call

wake-up call

/wˈeɪkˌʌp kˈɔːl/
noun
a phone call that is made at a particular time to wake someone up, at their request, for example in a hotel

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white pages

white pages

/wˈaɪt pˈeɪdʒᵻz/
noun
the section of a phone book that gives the list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of individuals and businesses in an alphabetical order

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yellow pages

yellow pages

/jˈɛloʊ pˈeɪdʒᵻz/
noun
a section of the phone book with a list of the names, addresses and phone numbers of organizations and firms in an alphabetical order

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