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dial up (or dial something up)

Definition of dial up or dial something up in English:

Access a computer system or service remotely via a telephone line: dialling up each time we want to use the Internet will become a thing of the past people do not have to pay for phone line calls every time they dial up to the internet plans to enable customers to dial up videos from their living room
More example sentences
  • Because the personal computer at home is permanently connected, there is no need to dial up for access.
  • I decided to dial up the new series, and much to my surprise, found myself hooked in a very short time, albeit confused from the outset because I hadn't seen the three hour miniseries.
  • Those which had firewall virus protection on their systems had beaten away the bug, but those without found their systems spontaneously rebooting every time they dialled up the Internet.
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