Meaning of TELEPHONE in English
noun ⇨ See also ↑ phone
The office ~s were all out of order.
▪ cellular , cordless , digital , mobile , portable , wireless
▪ radio , satellite
VERB + TELEPHONE
Can I use your ~?
▪ be on
Don't pester me now—I'm on the ~.
We're not on the ~, so you'll have to come around to the house. ( BrE )
Excuse me, do you have a ~?
▪ answer , get ( informal ), pick up
Hang on—I'll just get the ~.
▪ hang up , put down
She put down the ~ and burst into tears.
▪ call sb to
He was called to the ~ just as he was leaving.
▪ bug ( BrE ), tap
▪ connect , install
TELEPHONE + VERB
The ~ was ringing furiously.
TELEPHONE + NOUN
All letters should include an address and a daytime ~ number.
▪ book , directory
▪ call , message
▪ conference , conversation , enquiry ( BrE ), interview , poll , survey
She is in ~ contact with headquarters.
▪ helpline ( BrE ), hotline , support
The charity has set up a 24-hour ~ hotline.
▪ banking ( esp. BrE ), service
▪ cord , handset , headset , receiver
▪ cable , line , pole ( AmE ), wire
▪ exchange , network , switchboard , system
▪ booth , box ( BrE ), kiosk ( BrE )
▪ by ~
Can I get in touch by ~?
▪ on the ~
She sounded very distant on the ~.
▪ over the ~
I don't want to talk about this over the ~.
Telephone is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ ambulance
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012