Phone up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To phone up somebody (or phone somebody up) is to telephone them.

Examples of use:

1. I phoned my sister up for a chat.

2. Max is late. Can you phone him up and ask him where he is?

3. She phoned up her mother.

infinitive
phone up
present simple
phone up and phones up
-ing form
phoning up
past simple
phoned up
past participle
phoned up

To ring up somebody (or ring somebody up) means the same as phone up.

Examples of use:

1. I rang my sister up for a chat.

2. Max is late. Can you ring him up and ask him where he is?

3. She rang up her mother.

infinitive
ring up
present simple
ring up and rings up
-ing form
ringing up
past simple
rang up
past participle
rung up

See also, phone back

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