Definition of 'cold call'
Example sentences containing 'cold call'
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He said the company had ended doorstep selling and telephone cold calling to homes as part of an overhaul of its sales practices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will include a guarantee it will not share any individual's details or make any cold calls. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The FSA also recommends that consumers avoid any investments offered by a cold call or unsolicited letter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And, astonishingly to my mind, these companies are allowed to make cold calls to prospective clients. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'cold call'
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Translations for 'cold call'
British English: cold call NOUN
If someone makes a cold call, they telephone or visit someone they have never contacted, without making an appointment, in order to try and sell something.
She had worked as a call centre operator making cold calls for time-share holidays.
- American English: cold call
- Brazilian Portuguese: ligação de telemarketing
- Chinese: 陌生推销电话
- European Spanish: venta en frío
- French: démarchage
- German: Vertreteranruf
- Italian: chiamata pubblicitaria non richiesta
- Japanese: 勧誘電話
- Korean: 물건 판매용 방문이나 전화
- European Portuguese: ligação de telemarketing
- Spanish: venta en frío
Definition of cold call from the Collins English Dictionary
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