Definition of call something up in English:

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call something up

1Summon for use something that is stored or kept available: icons which allow you to call up a graphic
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  • It predicts what data the program is going to need next and calls it up ahead of time, storing the received but as-yet-unrequired data in main memory.
  • Detailed maps can be called up on screens and geographical intelligence deployed to officers.
  • Its details are logged on a card which the user takes away and the horse's details can be called up to be raced when the card is inserted into a machine.
1.1Evoke something: the imaginative intensity with which he called up the Devon landscape
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  • Nostalgia sells; people love to listen to music that calls those memories up.
  • The opening movement, for flute and strings, calls up the lonely hills.
  • ‘Home for the holidays’ is an often-used phrase this time of year, calling up images of friends and family gathered together to celebrate old traditions.
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