Definition of dial up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dial up

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to connect to a computer system using a telephone line Back then, you still had to dial up to the Internet at 5p a minute. I tried to dial up a connection. see also dial-up
  1. 1to order something by phone, to be delivered immediately If I'm too tired to cook, I just dial up a pizza.
  2. 2to increase the noise, heat, etc. produced by a piece of equipment by moving its controls synonym turn something up (1) Dial up the volume.
  3. 3(informal) to increase the amount, degree or power of a quality She gradually dialled up the pressure on the rest of the team.

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