- nounADJECTIVE▪ telephoneVERB + SWITCHBOARD▪ call, ring (BrE)▪ flood, jam▪
The switchboard was jammed with furious calls.▪ be on, man, work onSWITCHBOARD + VERB▪ light upSWITCHBOARD + NOUN▪ operatorPREPOSITION▪ on a/the switchboard▪
the man on the switchboard▪ through a/the switchboard▪
All calls must pass through the switchboard.
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