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A function on some telephones which allows numbers to be entered into a memory and dialled with the push of a single button.
- ‘They all had my mother's phone number on speed-dial.’
- ‘She rolled over and grabbed the landline, hitting the speed-dial for her husband's office.’
- ‘Pentagon lawyers familiar with CT and espionage investigations have FBI intelligence officials on their speed-dial.’
- ‘Deleting the message she had left, probably full of shouts and interrogations, he hit the speed-dial for his mother's house.’
- ‘I pulled out my cell phone, punched 1, the speed-dial for my friend, and pressed the dial button.’
- ‘And we've got the Guinness people on speed-dial, ready to alter the record books in 2004.’
- ‘Taking out his cell, he punched the speed-dial.’
- ‘I had Brendan's digits on speed-dial, and boy was I anxious to hear what he had to say.’
- ‘I can't remember phone numbers as easily now that I have them attached to speed-dials on my cell phone.’
- ‘He picked up the phone and pressed a button on the speed dial.’
- ‘I hit the speed-dial and wait; eventually the ringing stops, and with no word of greeting, only the icy breath coming through the receiver tells me he's on the line.’
- ‘I've gone to all the effort of walking the three yards from my desk to theirs to have a chat and all they've done is hit speed-dial.’
- ‘He pushed one on the speed dial and put it to his ear, looking at her cautiously.’
- ‘Spotting her cell phone, she reached into her bag and hit the speed-dial.’
- ‘Wendy pulled her PA out of a pocket and hit the speed-dial for Harper Fenton.’
- ‘‘I'll call Denny and Anthony,’ he said, pushing the speed dial.’
- ‘At last, a coherent justification for the speed-dial!’
- ‘As I punched #1 on my speed-dial, I found out that Zander had emailed me too.’
- ‘Apologise profusely and try to distract the kids - if all else fails, tell them that it may be summer but you still have Santa's number on speed-dial.’
- ‘Upon getting it home I set up the various FM radio channels it can receive and assigned voice tags to the speed-dials.’
Dial (a telephone number) by using a speed dial function.‘Sarah speed-dialled the number’‘they speed-dialled a few friends’
- ‘Maybe these people have nothing else to do than listen to every radio station and speed-dial the shows to spew their venom or more often display their stupidity.’
- ‘I turn the corner, and speed-dial Jared's number.’
- ‘And through short-cuts you can speed-dial or dial names in your address book.’
- ‘Onscreen it becomes a somewhat dubious gift from the lead's soon-to-be-murdered child in a moment that in real life would have everyone scurrying to speed-dial the family counselor.’
- ‘That evening I zipped open my binder and flipped to the bright green divider labeled ‘BIOLOGY’, then I speed-dial Julian's house on my cell phone.’
- ‘My heart vaulting once more - in sheer, abject terror - I dressed and fled, speed-dialling Gina.’
- ‘The wind hits my face as I press 3 and speed-dial her number.’
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