English version

phone in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishphone in phrasal verb1 TELEPHONEto telephone the place where you work, especially in order to report something I’ll phone in and let them know.phone something ↔ in I’ll phone the report in tomorrow morning. She phoned in sick (=telephoned to say that she was ill and could not come to work).2 TELEPHONEto telephone a radio or television show to give your opinion or ask a question There’s still time to phone in before the end of the programme. phone-in phone→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
phoned in sickThursday morning, Stafford, who had not missed a day because of illness in six years, phoned in sick.
Related topics: Television & radio
phone-inˈphone-in noun [countable]  AMTa radio or television programme in which you hear ordinary people expressing opinions or asking questions over the telephone
Examples from the Corpus
phone-inWhere the tip-off really came from could never be later established, except that it was a phone-in and anonymous.They are planning a blitz of television commercials, town-hall meetings and phone-ins.Call the separate live phone-in programme on 0224-625900.As a regular broadcaster on local radio I went along to Radio Nottingham for one of my phone-ins on slimming.Midland finally gave in when her case was featured on a radio phone-in about bad treatment by banks.A radio phone-in was swamped with complaints yesterday about Sure Style Windows salesmen working in Cleveland.Something very similar happens on the meet-the-people programmes, the phone-ins and studio debates.The phone-in revealed two more people who had called the police to remove Sure Style salesmen.
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Verb table
phone
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyphone
he, she, itphones
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyphoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave phoned
he, she, ithas phoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad phoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill phone
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have phoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam phoning
he, she, itis phoning
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you, we, theyare phoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas phoning
you, we, theywere phoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been phoning
he, she, ithas been phoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been phoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be phoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been phoning
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