verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1Communicate or send a message by radio.

    ‘the pilot radioed for help’
    • ‘Hendrickson radioed up the chain of command in the Army's 1st Cavalry Division, relaying what he had seen and asking for instructions.’
    • ‘Air traffic controllers at Kerman airport said the pilot radioed about bad weather and strong winds before losing contact.’
    • ‘I heard the man shouting and when I found out that his partner was in labour I ran outside and radioed for an ambulance.’
    • ‘The Port Authority acting harbour master said the skipper anchored the boat and radioed for help about 5 am.’
    • ‘The pilots radioed ahead to North American Aerospace Defence Command.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that he was critically low on ammunition, he provided some of it to the dazed pilot and then radioed for help.’
    • ‘Naturally the CSX dispatcher radioed for the police to come investigate the freight train, and we got underway about 10 minutes or so later.’
    • ‘The rescue troops rushed the compound, clearing it building-by-building until they found Young and radioed up to the Black Hawks for their ride out.’
    • ‘A delivery truck entered the compound, and the pilot radioed to the communications center through her walkie-talkie.’
    • ‘The agency forester radioed for a rescue boat, but the aluminum craft with its three-horsepower motor was no match for the powerful currents.’
    • ‘We pulled up, radioed for the police and ambulance and then went across to try to talk to him.’
    • ‘The passenger alerted flight staff and the pilot radioed through to the control centre who sent the emergency services around to save the couple.’
    • ‘The 39-year-old from Withington also arranged for the pilot to radio ahead for an ambulance to meet them at Manchester Airport.’
    • ‘They laid him on the ground behind one of the large stone benches at the entryway and radioed around frantically, while the man's companions tried reviving him.’
    • ‘Over and over the frantic pilots radioed, asking for just one light so they could see to land.’
    • ‘I radioed back to John, ‘John, is everything is secure with my units?’’
    • ‘I radioed to the team saying ‘I'm coming in, I have a puncture’ and the car felt reasonable to finish that lap, although I was locking the wheels strangely.’
    • ‘The pilot flew by, radioed in, and confirmed that the fire was behind the cliffs.’
    • ‘When Dispatch asked if the suspects were believed to have weapons, the patrol unit radioed back, ‘Possibly a gun.’’
    • ‘They'll be radioing with this transmitter before their most recent message gets to the Bruton Corridor.’
    transmit, convey, communicate
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    1. 1.1with object Communicate with (a person or place) by radio.
      ‘we'll radio Athens right away’
      • ‘Police radioed officers in the area and caught up with the trio.’
      • ‘Police attending the scene radioed officers in an attempt to capture them, but were unsuccessful and both men are still at large.’
      • ‘He radioed neighbours at 6.30 am to say he was under attack, and later reported he had been injured.’
      • ‘He left quickly to rescan the area just in case, and then radioed some place that Lichen didn't know.’
      • ‘He radioed the engineer, who replied that we would be at Clifton Forge about 2: 40 pm.’
      • ‘The soldier in the watchtower radioed his colleagues in the operations room as Iman, who was on her way to school, was around 100 metres from the post.’
      • ‘That afternoon, just as we were about to head in for the day, our spotter pilot radioed us the position of another shark.’
      • ‘On a hunch, the researchers radioed the ground-based team and urged them to continue gathering data when the star re-emerged from behind Uranus.’
      • ‘Gruneisen radioed the captain: ‘Did you go through a traffic circle?’’
      • ‘When fire chiefs arrived at the scene they radioed the mayor that no one above the fire line could be saved.’
      • ‘If we see any trouble at all, we'll radio you, or come down to help you.’
      • ‘One of them took out a walkie-talkie and radioed someone.’
      • ‘He is believed to have radioed the team for permission to park the car but was ordered to continue.’
      • ‘By that time, Tracy had radioed the Los Angeles County Harbor Patrol and a rescue boat with divers was on the way.’
      • ‘A groundskeeper watching all this radioed the specialist, who returned and put up another sign.’
      • ‘If a car is unable to reach that speed, the tower will radio the driver and have him park the car.’
      • ‘The officer went to the back of his cruiser to radio the officer at the site of the robbery to check for more information.’
      • ‘Police radioed others in the area to watch out for 5 suspicious looking youths on motorcycles and to arrest them if they saw them.’
      • ‘I radioed the team and they told me that they could tell that there had been a change to the aerodynamics on the car and the handling was very bad.’
      • ‘‘I was coming through the Canada corner smelling smoke, then I lost the gears, and next thing I know the guys are radioing me that I'm on fire,’ Halliday said.’