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call something up

Definition of call something up in English:

1Summon for use something that is stored or kept available: icons which allow you to call up a graphic
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  • 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.
1.1Evoke something: the imaginative intensity with which he called up the Devon landscape
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  • 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.
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