English version

dial somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdial somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1 to get a connection to a computer or telephone over a telephone line2 American English to increase something 🔊 We are going to dial up our marketing efforts. dial→ See Verb table
Related topics: Computers
dial-upˈdial-up adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 relating to a telephone line that is used to send information from one computer to another 🔊 a dial-up connectiondial-up noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
dial-upA dial-up call from London to Aberdeen costs about 30p a minute.Testers will need a direct connection to the Internet, as opposed to the dial-up connections popular with home Internet subscribers.As a result, local and national Internet service providers sprang up to sell direct dial-up connections to the Internet.It's little wonder that the fax machine is so popular and that dial-up E-mail is such a rare species.Now those who depend on dial-up lines from public telephone systems can enjoy the benefits of integration as well.These providers are often dial-up linkages of lower bandwidth when compared to telecom and cable highways.Providers can offer this service with both dial-up pools and private lines.Each port represents one dial-up user.
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Verb table
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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