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answer the phone

This page is about the collocation answer the phone

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to pick up a phone that's ringing and talk to whoever's calling

For example

  • Could you answer the phone? I'm too busy just now.

  • Why didn't you answer the phone when I called your number?

Note:
Also "answer the telephone"

Quick Quiz

I couldn't answer the phone because

a. I was taking a shower

b. the line wasn't very clear

c. you didn't leave your number

Contributor: Matt Errey