- 1 to make a callto give somebody a callllamar por teléfonohacer una llamada (telefónica)I'll take the call in the other roomllamar a alguien (por teléfono)will you take the call?hablaré desde la otra habitación(talk to somebody)¿le paso la llamada?(accept charges)there's a call for you on line one¿acepta la llamada?I have to return his calllo llaman or tiene una llamada por la línea unolocal/long-distance/international calltengo que devolverle la llamadaan 800 callllamada urbana/interurbana/internacional(in US)una llamada gratuitaExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 2.1(— shout)a call for helpdidn't you hear my call?una llamada ( or un grito etc) de socorro2.2¿no oíste que te llamé?(— of animal)(— of bird)Example sentences2.3
(of bugle, trumpet, horn)the call to retreatla retretaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (summons) See examples: to be on call the call of duty/to arms [literary]his hospitality went far beyond the call of dutyla llamada or (in Latin America also) el llamado del deber/a las armasto answer o obey the call of nature [euphemistic] 3.2 (Religion)the call to the priesthoodfue por demás hospitalarioto receive a callla llamada or (in Latin America also) el llamado al sacerdocio(in Presbyterian Church etc)ser nombrado pastorExample sentences3.3 (Theater)it's your call
3.4le toca salir a escenaExample sentences
- 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.
- 4 he made a call for peacethe strike callhizo un llamamiento or (in Latin America also) llamado a la pazthere were calls for his resignationel llamamiento or (in Latin America also) el llamado a la huelgala convocatoria de huelgacall for paperspidieron su dimisiónconvocatoria (feminine) de ponenciasExample sentences
- 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).
- 5 (claim) See examples: there are too many calls on my timeto have first call on somethingtengo demasiadas obligacionesmuchas cosas reclaman mi atencióntener prioridad sobre algo
- 6 (usually with negative) 6.1(reason)he had no call to be rude6.2no tenía por qué ser grosero(demand)there's no o not much call for this productno hay mucha demanda para este productoExample sentences
- 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.
- 7(visit)to pay a call on somebodyhouse callshacerle una visita a alguienir a ver a alguiento pay a call (British English) [euphemistic]visitas (feminine plural) a domicilioir al baño [euphemistic]Example sentences
- As Vettel was making his first pit call on lap 14, the Finn was seen leaving the circuit.
- The video shows the first port call of the world's largest ship in the port of Busan in South Korea.
- I paid some calls to old friends in Manhattan.
- 8 8.1 (decision) (Sport) 8.2(in bridge)to make one's call whose call is it?¿a quién le toca declarar?Example sentences8.3
(in horse racing) (American English)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 9 (Finance)(on shares)on o at calldividendo (masculine) pasivoExample sentences
- 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.
- 1 (shout) to call somebody's namedidn't you hear us calling you?llamar a alguiento call the roll o register (Sch)¿no oíste que te estábamos llamando?he calls the numbers at bingopasar listato call time (British English)canta los números en el bingothe ball was called in/out (tennis)anunciar la hora de cerrar(en un pub)declararon buena/mala la pelotaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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."
- 2(police/taxi/doctor)he was called to her officeto call a strike/meetinglo llamaron para que fuera a su oficinallamar a or convocar una huelga/reunión
- 3 (contact — by telephone, radio) I'll call you tomorrowfor more information call us on o at 341-6920te llamo or te llamaré mañanadon't call us, we'll call you (set phrase)para más información llame or llámenos al (teléfono) 341-6920call me on my cell phoneya lo llamaremos
- 4 (name, describe as) we call her Bettywhat are you going to call the baby?la llamamos or (especially Latin America) le decimos Bettywhat is this called in Italian?¿qué nombre le van a poner al bebé?to call somebody names¿cómo se llama esto en italiano?are you calling me a liar?insultar a alguienhe calls himself an artist, but …¿me estás llamando mentiroso?what sort of time do you call this?se dice or se considera un artista pero …she can hardly be called beautiful¿éstas son horas de llegar?how could you call yourself her friend?no puede decirse que sea bonitaI didn't have anything I could call my own¿cómo puedes decir que eres amiga suya?I don't call that difficultno tenía nada que de verdad fuera míoI call that a waste of timeyo no diría que es difícilshall we call it $30?eso es lo que yo llamo una pérdida de tiempodigamos or pongamos que treinta dólaresExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1(person)the dog comes when I callto callel perro viene cuando (lo) llamo
tosomebodyshe called to me for help/to fetch a clothduty callsme llamó para que la ayudara/para que le llevara un trapoel deber me llamaExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (by telephone, radio) who's calling, please?Madrid calling¿de parte de quién, por favor?Example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (Telecom)
- the ship called at Tangier
- she was called away from the meeting
- 1 (Telecom) verb + object + adverbcan I call you back?
- 1.1 (invoke)
- 1.1 (need, require) you won? this calls for champagne!
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (summon)
- 1.1 (cancel)
- 1.1 (visit)
- 1.1 (summon)
- 1.1 (visit)
- 1.1 (cause to return)
- 1.1 (invite) I should like to call upon the chairman to make a speech
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