17 Useful Telephone Phrasal Verbs in English

Learn Common Telephone Phrasal Verbs in English with meaning and examples.

List of Common TELEPHONE Phrasal Verbs

TELEPHONE Phrasal Verbs

Break – up

  • Meaning: Become inaudible over the phone, usually because of a bad connection
  • Example: “Sorry, could you repeat that, please? You’re breaking up“.

Call back

  • Meaning: To telephone someone again or to return a call
  • Example: She said she’d call back.

Call up

  • Meaning: Call someone on the phone
  • Example: My dad called me up to tell me the bad news.

Cut off

  • Meaning: When a telephone call finishes because of a bad connection
  • Example: We were cut off in the middle of our conversation.

Get through

  • Meaning: To be connected to a place by telephone
  • Example: I finally got through to Tom on his mobile.

Hang on

  • Meaning: Wait for a short time (informal)
  • Example: Hang on – I’ll just see if he’s here.

Hang up

  • Meaning: End a telephone call by putting the phone down
  • Example: After I hung up I remembered what I’d wanted to say.

Hold on

  • Meaning: Wait for a short time
  • Example: Could you hold on a moment, please?

Pick up

  • Meaning: Answer the telephone call
  • Example: The phone rang and rang and nobody picked up.

Put through

  • Meaning: Connect by phone
  • Example: Could you put me through to the manager, please?

Speak up

  • Meaning: Speak louder
  • Example: Can you speak up a bit? It’s very noisy here.

Get back to someone

  • Meaning: Telephone someone later
  • Example: I’ll find out and get back to you soon.

Get off

  • Meaning: Finish talking on the phone
  • Example: I just got off the phone with Dad. He is keeping well.

Turn off

  • Meaning: Disconnect using the power button
  • Example: It’s good to turn off the phone while charging.

Turn on

  • Meaning: Connect using the power button
  • Example: Your own greeting is displayed instead of an animation when you turn on the phone.

Pass on

  • Meaning: (A message) – To communicate (to convey) a message to someone else
  • Example: Did you pass on my message to him?

Phone in

  • Meaning: Call in by telephone to a central person or central point.
  • Example: I have to phone in and report the changes.

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