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dialdial2 ●●○ verb (dialled, dialling British English, dialed, dialing American English) [intransitive, transitive]  TCTto press the buttons or turn the dial on a telephone in order to make a telephone call I think I dialed the wrong number. dial something ↔ back/down dial somebody/something ↔ up→ See Verb table
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dialDial 911 - there's been an accident.There is no number to dial.Romanov dialled a number on his private line and asked to be put through to the Chairman of Gosbank.Would you like to dial again?She dialled his home number and left a short message on his answering-machine.Members may choose to dial into local numbers or use an 800 number, making these ideal services for the traveler.Moreover, county residents have to dial long-distance to Knoxville to get on-line.The customer dialled the publication he wanted, put in his money, and out came the book.