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    #1

    patching

    I am patching Ram.


    What is the meaning of above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: patching

    It doesn't mean anything to me. Where did you find it?

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    #3

    Re: patching

    And if you wrote it yourself, what do you want it to mean?

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    #4

    Re: patching

    If you are adding someone to a group conversation or a conference call, you can say "I am patching Ram in".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: patching

    Is it possible to say 'I am patching Ram up' according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...-up?q=patch+up Definition#2?

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: patching

    Only if he has an injury that requires a bandage or a plaster and for some reason he can't get to a doctor. You could only use definition #2 with your word construction.

    Anyway, let's wait to find out what the OP meant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: patching

    Thank you. This is exactly what I meant for. But when I see dictionary I don't find anything related to add someone in concall.

    Is it necessary to add "in" at last?

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    #8

    Re: patching

    Yes, you "patch someone in" to a conference call. It's a phrasal verb.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: patching

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Thank you. This is exactly what I meant for. But when I look at my dictionary I don't find anything related to add someone in concall.

    Is it necessary to add "in" at the end?
    It depends which dictionary you are consulting. Click here.

    The OneLook site searches dozens of free online dictionaries which are regularly updated. Dictionaries in book form takes years to do this, involve you in needless expense, and are obsolete almost as soon as they appear on the shelves.

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    #10

    Re: patching

    Telephone operators used to connect actual "patch cables" to connect one phone line to another.

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