Definition of on call in English:

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on call

1(Of a person) able to be contacted in order to provide a professional service if necessary, but not formally on duty: your local GP may be on call round the clock
More example sentences
  • There is an emergency ski patrol service on call 24 hours a day.
  • If a physical exam is to be done the physician on call will be contacted.
  • Top marks also to all who remained on duty, or on call, over the festive period.
on duty, on standby, standing by, ready, available
2(Of money lent) repayable on demand.
Example sentences
  • High cost options such as recalling the loan and converting a term loan to an on-call loan are less preferred choices.
  • Keep your loan on call and simply pay off the 3% minimum each month.
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