Meaning of TELEPHONE in English

TELEPHONE

I.

noun ⇨ See also ↑ phone

ADJECTIVE

▪ public

▪ office

The office ~s were all out of order.

▪ cellular , cordless , digital , mobile , portable , wireless

▪ radio , satellite

VERB + TELEPHONE

▪ use

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 )

▪ have

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

▪ disconnect

TELEPHONE + VERB

▪ ring

The ~ was ringing furiously.

TELEPHONE + NOUN

▪ number

All letters should include an address and a daytime ~ number.

▪ book , directory

▪ bill

▪ call , message

▪ conference , conversation , enquiry ( BrE ), interview , poll , survey

▪ contact

She is in ~ contact with headquarters.

▪ helpline ( BrE ), hotline , support

The charity has set up a 24-hour ~ hotline.

▪ company

▪ banking ( esp. BrE ), service

▪ charges

▪ cord , handset , headset , receiver

▪ cable , line , pole ( AmE ), wire

▪ exchange , network , switchboard , system

▪ operator

▪ booth , box ( BrE ), kiosk ( BrE )

▪ tapping

PREPOSITION

▪ 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 ~.

II.

verb

Telephone is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ ambulance

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