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dial

2 verb
     
Related topics: Telephone, Telegraph
dial2 past tense and past participle dialled, present participle dialling British English, past tense and past participle dialed, present participle dialing American English [intransitive and transitive]
TCT to press the buttons or turn the dial on a telephone in order to make a telephone call:
I think I dialed the wrong number.

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