English version

dial something ↔ back/down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdial something ↔ back/down phrasal verb American Englishto reduce something or make it less extreme The candidates have dialed back their attacks on each other, but they are still making their differences clear. dial→ See Verb table
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dial
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydial
he, she, itdials
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydialled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dialled
he, she, ithas dialled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dialled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dial
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dialled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dialling
he, she, itis dialling
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you, we, theyare dialling
Past
I, he, she, itwas dialling
you, we, theywere dialling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dialling
he, she, ithas been dialling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dialling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dialling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dialling
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