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nuisance call

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Definition of nuisance call in English:

noun

A telephone call made to threaten, annoy, or sexually harass its recipient.
Example sentences
  • They can now ask the commissioner to put a stop to the nuisance calls.
  • During one class, I received 18 nuisance calls.
  • She also admitted breaching a 12 month conditional discharge imposed on August 20, for a host of similar nuisance calls to the emergency services.

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