Definition of call in English:
- When my husband and I were first married we had a cat we called Wanda.
- Morel gives birth to their third child, whom she calls Paul.
- Daisy, as we called the goat, would hate to be separated from her lambs and it was woe betide any dog that came near them.
- There is an extremely popular family restaurant in Bandra called Papa Pancho.
- This game is called "Mighty No.9".
- I did write an article for the Pleasantville High School newspaper, which I think was called The Panther.
- I heard one girl called her a 'tomboy'.
- The reporter called her a "good-looking, smart, gin-drinking suburbanite."
- Let's analyze the stupidity of your comment to Jack below, where you called him a loser.
- Since then, he has entered what you might call a rough patch.
- Whether it is what you might call professional misconduct may be another matter.
- For five nights, we were on what you might call a floating hotel.
- Madison makes her way out the door, calling goodbye to Robert over her shoulder.
- One day I found myself running home from the bus stop, calling out goodbyes to Tracy and Brian.
- Jennifer blew kisses to visiting reporters and called out "hi, hi."
- The cat heard me call and ran up to me.
- I turned around and ran, but stopped on the stairs when he called after me.
- As she started to leave the office, Max called after her.
- The wolves were calling again, at about 4:45 a.m.
- When you hear a pack of wolves calling, you don't pay attention to anything else.
- The birds kept calling as they shuffled about, and I tried my best to let the sound sink into my brain.
- Listen to the music and of course, listen to the leader calling the steps.
- The caller walks everyone through the dance moves, and continues calling the steps until they are familiar enough so that the dancers do not need to have them repeated.
- The Squire leads the side and calls the figures of the dances from within the set.
- A bid can only be overcalled by calling a lower card of the same suit as the original bid.
- Then the next player calls, and so on until all cards have been called.
- Betting then commences in a poker style manner, until the bet has been called.
- "I call front seat by the window," he yelled to Simon as they raced toward the car.
- “I call front seat,” one of the kids will shout out.
- Meet us at the jump ropes. Delores and I call first up!
- I pride myself in either taking the call or calling the person back within an hour.
- I'll call you back soon.
- People, like the man whose apartment didn't have a door, can call the 800 number for help at any time.
- The woman in the museum reception was kind enough to call a cab.
- We called a cab to take us to the club.
- Do not allow yourself or anyone else to become dangerously ill before calling a doctor or going to a hospital.
- Research has shown that people with high Positive Affect were more likely to get called back for second interviews.
- He served briefly as a Private First Class in the Marines before being called back for a secret position with the CIA.
- The next workshop will be held on September where educational institutions will be called upon to attend.
- He has not given evidence or called any witnesses on his behalf.
- Officials are still deciding which former employees will be called to give evidence.
- Two Indiana State Police forensic scientists were also called to testify.
- When he is called to follow the Lord, she turns her back on both the man and his God.
- He felt called to make the world a better place by becoming a minister.
- I was 19 years old when I first heard God calling me to religious life.
- The findings were quickly taken up by Gov. Pat McCrory, who called a press conference on the issue.
- Griffith had not asked for me at all; he had called a press conference.
- The findings were quickly taken up by Governor McCrory, who called a press conference on the issue.
- His old schoolmaster called by and launched into an analysis of American politics.
- At one point, Karen's neighbour calls by to complain that work on the beach is "bringing all sorts to the area".
- He rang her constantly, called round unexpectedly and even entered the house uninvited.
- The umpire called the ball out.
- To me, the worst thing in baseball is when the pitcher is scared to throw the ball over the plate, and then the umpire calls it a strike when it's a foot outside!
- The ball went in and out of the seats in such a way that the umpire called it a double rather than a homer.
- Hats off to you, Miguel, because on May 5 you called it - you said it was a shoo-in.
- The personalised nature of the bid battle makes the outcome hard to call, analysts said.
- Still, analysts call the race dead even.
- More importantly, though, that winner would have correctly called the toss something like 16 times in a row.
- The players in the group then establish a playing order by calling coin tosses, chipping toward a tee marker, or any other simple method.
- There was even a cheer and a bout of fist-clenching when Burnley called heads and won the toss to decide who went first.
- To call C routines from a Fortran program, you will have to write some C code.
- Metadata that is generated establishes a mapping of interface parameters to the routine parameters of the called routine.
- A shared library delays the binding of a routine name to its executable function until the routine is first called when your program runs.
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- Rescue workers moved in, picking over debris and listening for calls for help.
- I heard her muffled call from the car.
- My feet abruptly started walking faster after I heard Yori's call.
- The walk was barely under way when Julie heard the call of a white-eyed vireo, a little yellow and gray summer visitor.
- The place resounded with the calls of birds as they settled down for the night, even as people walked into the tastefully decorated frontyard.
- But he was unable to photograph them, or even record the birds' calls.
- Toward the end of one song, David Johnson busted out a cavalry call on the trumpet.
- Performing the poignant trumpet call is the 92-year-old's way of honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Queen and country.
- The bugle call sounded at retreat was first used in the French Army and dates back to the crusades.
- In some schedules a solo is worth more if you bid it over a previous call of misère or piek.
- Five and six are no longer available, as this player has already used all his opportunities for these calls.
- Then betting commences with raises, calls and folds as usual.
- The Department of Agriculture has received calls from consumers worried about whether they consumed some of the recalled beef.
- My late afternoon siesta was interrupted by a call from Graham.
- She works by herself on the floor and is constantly interrupted by calls on her mobile and fixed-line phones.
- One of the most common home repair calls in Florida is for fascia damage, which is particularly susceptible to water damage.
- In many city fire departments, firefighters are sent home after two calls.
- Unless you know a psychologist that does home calls it will be difficult to get her help that she knows she needs but refuses to get.
- Mr O'Farrell has acknowledged she acted badly but doesn't seem to be heeding the opposition's call to sack her.
- If you are a researcher, you have many calls on your time.
- Set out what money you have coming in on one side and your outgoings on the other (rent/mortgage, food, clothing, and any other calls on your income).
- Many superhero enthusiasts may have been disheartened by the Superman Returns version and there was not much call for a sequel.
- The team is still under strength but there is some call for optimism.
- There was little call for healthfood at the Olympic Village as the games came to an end.
- The call to return to the battlefield is one heeded by many veterans through the ages.
- I thank God that I heeded my wife's call to attend our church's vigil in Ebute Meta.
- 85% of the workforce there did not heed a call to return to work, in spite of an interdict by the Labour Court declaring their strike unprotected.
- Peter, an idealistic young Yale graduate, worked as a journalist covering the war in Paris when he felt the call to serve.
- His call to a culinary career began at a young age.
- People say I could have gone professional because of my love for football but I believe that in life, each person has his call and vocation.
- Samantha felt the call of the ocean from her earliest days.
- Even in an age of mobility, families do their best to gather as extended clans, drawn by the call of Christmas.
- She accepted, but it was not long before the call of the great outdoors became irresistible once more.
- It's good for the game when bad calls can be corrected on the field.
- In fact, according to coaches, officials are deciding games with reckless calls.
- Some like to see the game played without many calls; some like to call the penalties.
- The first elimination is always a very tough call.
- Your and your spouse's plans for your estate can be identical or entirely dissimilar; it's your call.
- Whether you sell early to cash in on the frenzy or sell later based on concrete information, it's your call, so don't give in to panic.
- As shown in the figure, there is a value pushed for each call to the routine.
- A code element issues a call to the first routine.
- One direct method to utilize the kernel is for a process to execute a system call.
- The bank could issue the contingent capital component of its planned £7.8 billion capital call as early as this summer, according to debt bankers.
- With potential bank losses barely covered by the European Stability Mechanism's 60 billion euros of bank rescue funds, what might happen when banks admit this can't continue, and loan losses trigger new capital calls?
- Conceptually, an overdraft is repayable at call or on demand, whereas a loan is granted for a fixed period of time.
- By tracking the daily and weekly volume of puts and calls in the U.S. stock market, we can gauge the feelings of traders.
- Put options should increase in value and calls should drop as the stock price falls.
- The rule for creating synthetics is that the strike price and expiration date of the calls and puts must be identical.
- These different vodka brands can be grouped by their price into three categories: well (the cheapest), call, and premium.
- Call brand liquors include Absolut Vodka, Seagrams Gin, and Jim Beam.
- The call liquors are the name brand booze that sit up on a shelf for everyone to see.
call attention to
- Cause people to notice: he is seeking to call attention to himself by his crimesMore example sentences
- Sleeveless, short or cap sleeves or tight sleeves call attention to, and display, the arms.
- The way they sell new dictionaries is by calling attention to all the new words they've located.
- I yelled out to call attention to what was going on (at the same time wondering how smart I was to get involved).
call someone's bluff
- see bluff1.
- North American Make a telephone call reversing the charges.Example sentences
- You will also have your own phone from which long distance calls can be made by calling collect or using a charge card.
- A prison social worker said that prisoners may call collect on pay telephones inside the prison.
- They charge extra money to inmates who call collect to their families.
call something into play
- Cause or require something to start working so that one can make use of it: our active participation as spectators is called into playMore example sentences
- For legs, it's the same thing - you have to call the secondary muscles into play to put maximum pressure on the thighs.
- He created what was called a ‘subroutine’ for each note, then called them into play, as needed.
- These companies charge several hundred to several thousand dollars for their services, so it would be wise for you to have an idea of exactly what you need before calling them into play.
call something into (or in) question
- Cast doubt on something: these findings call into question the legitimacy of the proceedingsMore example sentences
- Integrity is one of the cornerstones upon which reliable journalism is based, and, when it is called into question, we begin to doubt everything we read in newspapers and magazines and see on television.
- It was the second time that her victory was called into question.
- My honesty has been called into question and it has made me look like a criminal.
call it a day
- see day.
call someone names
- see name.
call of nature
- see nature.
call the shots (or tune)
- Take the initiative in deciding how something should be done: we believe in parents and teachers calling the shotsMore example sentences
- It's all about getting the initiative and being in a position to call the shots.
- He quoted the proverb ‘He who pays the piper, calls the tune, ‘but noted, ‘I think we are very strong on the issue that they mustn't tell us what is good for us.
- The taxpayer pays the piper, but the sponsor calls the tune.
call a spade a spade
- see spade1.
call someone to account
- see account.
call someone/something to mind
- Cause one to think of someone or something, especially through similarity: the still lifes call to mind certain of Cézanne’s worksMore example sentences
- At other points his guitar work briefly calls organs to mind.
- It's not about these people, but there are things in it that call them to mind.
- Her work conjures up such a non-factual set of moments that altered states, or dream states are called to mind.
- [with negative]12.1 Remember someone or something: [with clause]: I cannot call to mind where I have seen youMore example sentences
- Modest, common country garden perennial flowers, both of them, and I'm ashamed to say I simply cannot call their names to mind.
- There's doubtless an equally irritating homily about spring-cleaning in the garden, too, but fortunately I can't call it to mind.
- There's another old adage there, too, but I can't call it to mind just now.
call someone/something to order
- Ask those present at a meeting to be silent so that business may proceed.Example sentences
- He looked around the room to ensure all his key players were present, then called the meeting to order.
- I remember nervously calling the meeting to order, wondering what our full day of dialogue would bring.
- Imagine that the CEO of a major corporation has just called a meeting to order, and one of the board members makes a motion to discuss a proposed acquisition.
don't call us, we'll call you
- informal Used as a dismissive way of saying that someone has not been successful in an audition or a job application.Example sentences
- You can't walk five meters in a straight line… don't call us, we'll call you.
- After the first audition there was a two-week period when it was a case of don't call us, we'll call you.
- His e-mail read like a ‘thank you for your interest, but don't call us, we'll call you,’ form letter.
good call (or bad call)
- informal Used to express approval (or criticism) of a person’s decision or suggestion.[With reference to decisions made by referees or umpires]Example sentences
- The decision to keep interest rates unchanged looks like a good call.
- He was very agitated and concerned, and on several occasions he said to me it was a very bad call and he obviously realised he had made a very significant error.
- Medical staff deal with a constant flow of difficult decisions and, occasionally, they make what appears to be a bad call.
to call one's own
- Used to describe something that one can genuinely feel belongs to one: I had not an item to call my ownMore example sentences
- The group desperately need premises to call their own, somewhere to store all their equipment, to have freedom of rehearsal times and a place to feel comfortable in.
- On the most frigid day of this year, the restaurant overflows with penniless customers who make a cup of coffee last all day because they don't have a job to go to or a home to call their own.
- The club is for the youth of the area and the youth group will endeavour to provide a safe environment for them, where they can have fun and a venue to call their own.
- Near enough to be summoned by calling: she moved into the guest room, within call of her father’s roomMore example sentences
- He had retired discreetly to the doorway, ready within call should Master need anything.
- She might call for help if he attempted again as neighbors lived within call.
- How many people may there be in London, who, if we had brought them deviously and blindfolded, to this street, fifty paces from the Station House, and within call of St. Giles's church, would know it for a not remote part of the city in which their lives are passed?
- Senate Democrats also pointed out that they had been calling for a bipartisan conference for months, a request that had been brushed off by House Republicans.
- The President called for $10 million to be spent on researching violent media as well as its correlation to gun violence.
- The US way is to call for stricter laws, harsher conditions and longer sentences.
- Forecasters are calling for a storm surge of between 6 and 14 feet for Eleuthera and Grand Bahama Islands.
- Although the weather forecast called for rain, the weather was great throughout the whole race.
- The forecast called for more rain through the day Sunday, which could hamper rescuers trying to reach all of the far-flung areas that have been affected.
- A car would call for her at four o'clock on Friday.
- I called for you so we could meet the man that Karl referred to as his friend.
- A new house and a new friend: he called for me and said he would show me around.
call something forth
- Elicit a response: few things call forth more compassionMore example sentences
- Her memory is astounding, calling forth an endless stream of anecdotes.
- Today, many of the jokes are dated, but the raucous satirical tone still hits a nerve and calls forth countless contemporary associations.
- The setting and circumstances on the island call forth the ideas of departure, regret, and the allure of the superficial.
call someone/something down
- It was a way of calling down the judgment of God if the words spoken were false.
- The best architects have always understood that we can call down divine fire, focus community, make a place for home.
- In some cases, you'll find yourself in the midst of a pitched battle from which you can call down any number of WMDs.
- When she got carried away and started to show genuine anger and aggression, the Captain called her down.
- Who do these holier-than-thou types think they are, calling me down?
- When Joyce gets paranoid about his talent as a writer, he takes it out on Nora, throwing her past in her face and calling her down for being married before.
call someone in
- Enlist someone’s aid or services: you can either do the work yourself or call in a local builder to help youMore example sentences
- She's called in the government to do more to stop unscrupulous companies selling prescription drugs on the Internet.
- Lt. Murphy calls him in on cases that don't seem to make any sense.
- When the government needs them at times like this, they pick up the phone and they call them in.
call something in
- Require payment of a loan or promise of money: the bank would call in loans and foreign donationsMore example sentences
- The bank was on the brink of calling in the debt.
- Others blame the owners of established resorts, who may have pressed banks to call in loans to their red-hot competitor.
- His biggest lender had just called in its loan.
call someone/something off
- Order a person or dog to stop attacking someone: Gunda pleaded with him to call the dog offMore example sentences
- The Italian attack was called off, and it was time to move against France, so I resumed control of my unit and ordered it to Burgundy.
- The government called off helicopters sent to attack the rebel militia, averting a threatened rebel offensive.
- The dogs wanted to follow, but Maria called them off.
call something off
- Cancel an event or agreement: they held a ballot on whether to call off industrial actionMore example sentences
- The firm called off takeover talks last November because the price discussed was not satisfactory.
- Within hours of calling off the deal, however, he was working to make the same idea happen, this time as a private company.
- As the friends argue, other problems surface: Ian's doubts about his impending wedding, which his friends urge him to call off.
- He then calls on Eustacia, asking her to marry him.
- The policewoman assigned to the case promised to call on them late Sunday afternoon.
- He called on me during his last visit to Accra and we discussed varied issues relating to Africa.
- He'll be calling on those hard-earned inner resources often in this sport.
- The largest part of the market remains untapped since most companies prefer to handle their own security issues, rather than calling on external forces.
- Now her dad is calling on her musical talents to keep his customers in good spirits on December 11.
- I call on you to stop any protest against progress in the peace process.
- PC Hopson, who is spearheading the scheme to educate drinkers in the city, called on them to take sensible precautions.
- Many of them had called on him to step down.
call someone out
- Last month we had to call the doctor out because the stress of all this had sent Hilary's muscles into spasm.
- So, to beat the system, I've requested that we call the electrician out again.
- I've had to call the police out a couple of times, and the problem has been and gone over the years, depending on her medication.
- She gets the whole house riled up, then walks away like nothing happened, and nobody calls her on it.
- The pay's good, and hardly anyone will call you on your decisions when you're wrong.
- Rip the cloak of secrecy off abuse and openly call out every abuser by name; perhaps some real change would begin.
- Splinter groups of communists and Trotskyists fought for supremacy on the shop floor, calling workers out on strike and typifying the industrial travails of the time.
- We urge the CWU not to call our people out on strike action, which can only hurt our customers.
- The Fire Brigades Union called its 50,000 members out on strikes last November.
call something over
- dated Read out a list of names to determine those present: a gentleman proceeded to call over the names of the juryMore example sentences
- It has been the practice of the House of Commons, on occasions of sufficient importance, to order that the House be called over at a future day.
- Under the new Act for regulating the trial of controverted elections, you will, in the discharge of your duty, call over the names in the alphabetical list of Members.
- Charles Mansfield, our third lieutenant, came on deck, and called the list over.
call someone up
- He may have even called up Katy to help console him, but that doesn't mean they hooked up.
- I called up Customer Care again and they promised me a free replacement by tomorrow evening.
- Sensing the rarity of the animal, Meshram closed the door and immediately called up fire brigade personnel.
- While fishing, Fred asks the bartender if he will go to war when they call up the old men.
- She was a member of the Territorial Army when she was called up to serve in the last conflict.
- He was called up for the Army in 1939 and served in France during the war, and later in the Middle East.
- My point is, the Rays aren't afraid to call up their young guys.
- In all honesty I hope the FO doesn't call up Bryant or Baez next season.
- The worst-case scenario with Crosby is that the organization calls him up anyway, and the Tigers lose lots of games.
call something up
- Summon for use something that is stored or kept available: icons that allow you to call up a graphicMore example sentences
- Once the customer has made a decision, the salesman calls up a three-dimensional image on his computer screen.
- To make matters worse, online links to sites offering more information simply called up error pages.
- So I called up my credit file and went through all 40 pages of it.
- 12.1Evoke something: the special effects that called up the Mars landscape were impressiveMore example sentences
- The proposal is steeped in the language of agricultural protection, calling up images of an agriculture frozen in time.
- The vegan diet usually calls up images of austerity and abstention.
- The metaphor calls up a vision of the artist's studio as the site of learning and experimentation.
Late Old English ceallian, from Old Norse kalla 'summon loudly'.
Call appears in Late Old English from an Old Norse root, but recall ‘call back’ does not appear until the late 16th century. To call the shots or call the tune is to dictate how something should be done. Call the tune is a shortening of he who pays the piper calls the tune, only recorded from the late 19th century. Call the shots, not recorded before the 1920s, is from sports and games. In pool to call your shots is to say in advance which ball you intend to hit into which pocket. In target shooting it means to announce which part of the target you are going to hit; if someone else calls the shots you have to aim at the bit they choose.
Words that rhyme with callall, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, miscall, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, shawl, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, wherewithal, withal, yawl
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