12 Useful Telephone Phrasal Verbs in English

12 Useful Telephone Phrasal Verbs in English

These phrasal Verbs for common Telephone Dialog! List of English telephone phrasal verbs:

Hang on

Meaning: To wait for a short period of time

Sentence: Hang on a minute, I will just find out for you.

Break up

Meaning: If the sound on a mobile phone breaks up, you can no longer hear the person who is speaking on it.

Sentence: Did the phone line beak up when we’re talking on it before?

Put through

Meaning: To connect with someone else by the telephone

Sentence: Your call has been put through to the finance department.

Cut off

Meaning: To interrupt a phone conversation

Sentence: I was cut off in mid conversation.

Speak up

Meaning: To speak louder

Sentence: You will have to speak up, I can’t hear you.

Phone in

Meaning: To telephone a place in order to give a message

Sentence: The newspaper reporter had to phone in her story before midnight.

Get through

Meaning: To be connected by the letephone

Sentence: I tried to phone her but I couldn’t get through.

Call back

Meaning: To return a phone call

Sentence: I’ll call back at a more convenient time.

Hold on

Meaning: To wait for a short period of time

Sentence: Hold on the phone for a second. Let me find a pen to write down your phone number.

Hang up

Meaning: To end a telephone call by breaking the connection.

Sentence: If you get an obscene or abusive phone call, don’t say anything and hang up immediately!

Pick up

Meaning: To answer the phone

Sentence: I went to pick up the phone, but it had stopped ringing.

Get back to

Meaning: Telephone someone later

Sentence: I will find out for you and get back to you later on this afternoon.

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