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- I'd say this is a specific example of a more general sense "to contact someone by radio". Whether or not this more general sense is itself part of the existing "to send a message by radio" I'm not sure either way. Thryduulf (talk) 21:56, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
- Perhaps a creative google search would give us a clue. Maybe this is from something like "to radio someone back (locative adjunct)". If might be found in war-type fiction. DCDuring TALK 22:28, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
- I found citations for the sense. I think it is a particular construction "[radio] NP 'locative adjunct'". I don't know how general the locative adjunct can be. "Back" and "in" are examples.
- Sense 1 includes 4 different grammatical possibilities, now illustrated by a single four-part usex. Should they be 4 separate defs? I think "ambitransitive" saves contributor time at the expense of user understanding. No learner's dictionary (indeed no dictionary AFAICT) uses that label. DCDuring TALK 23:42, 16 August 2010 (UTC)