call

I
n.
appeal
summons

1) to issue a call for (the government issued a call to the populace for voluntary contributions)

2) to answer, heed, respond to a call (to answer the call of duty)

3) a clarion call

4) a curtain call (the actor had five curtain calls)

5) at smb.'s beck and call

visit

6) to make, pay a call on smb.

7) to make a call at a place (the ships made calls at several ports)

8) a business; courtesy; port; professional call

9) a house call (my doctor makes house calls)

10) a call to (a call to arms)

invitation

11) to accept a call

telephone call

12) to give smb. a call

13) to make, place a call to smb.

14) to answer; return; take a call (who will take her call?)

15) to put a call through (the operator put my call right through)

16) a business; collect (AE), transferred-charge (BE); conference; dial-direct (AE), direct-dialled (BE); emergency; local; long-distance, toll (AE), trunk (BE); operator-assisted; ordinary (BE), station-to-station (AE); personal (BE), person-to-person (AE); telephone; wake-up call

17) a call from; to

signal

18) a bugle call

reading aloud

19) a roll call

duty

20) on call (which nurse is on call?)

need

21) a call for (there is no call for such behavior)

22) a call to + inf. (there was no call to complain)

formation

(AE) (usu. mil.)

23) sick call (to go on sick call)

misc.

24) a close call ('a narrow escape')

II
v.

1) (C) ('to summon') she called a taxi for me; or: she called me a taxi

2) (d; intr.) ('to visit') to call at (the ship will call at several ports)

3) (d; intr.) to call for ('to fetch') (I'll call for you at two o'clock)

4) (d; intr.) to call for ('to require') (the position calls for an experienced engineer)

5) (d; intr.) to call for ('to seek') (to call for help)

6) (d; tr.) ('to summon') to call into (she was called into the room)

7) (D; intr.) to call on ('to visit') (several friends called on us)

8) (colloq.) (d; tr.) to call on ('to reprimand') (the boss called me on my sloppy writing)

9) (d; tr.) ('to summon') to call out of (she was called out of town on business)

10) (D; intr.) ('to shout') to call to (she called to me in a loud voice)

11) (d; tr.) ('to summon') to call to (to call smb. to account; to call smt. to mind; the chair called the delegates to order; to be called to the bar)

12) (N; used with a noun or adjective) ('to describe as') she called him a stuffed shin; I call that mean

13) (O) ('to describe as ') to call smb. a bad name

14) (misc.) (esp. AE) ('to telephone') to call long-distance

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[kɔːl]
local
operator-assisted
or: she called me a taxi
pay a call on smb.
place a call to smb.
professional call
to
wakeup call
collect (AE)
dial-direct (AE)
person-to-person (AE)
station-to callstation (AE)
toll (AE)
direct-dialled (BE)
ordinary (BE)
personal (BE)
transferred-charge (BE)
trunk (BE)
respond to a call (to answer the call of duty)
take a call (who will take her call?)
(0) ('to describe as ') to call smb. a bad name
(C) ('to summon') she called a taxi for me
(N; used with a noun or adjective) ('to describe as') she called him a stuffed shirt
(misc.) (esp. AE) ('to telephone') to call long-distance
['invitation'] to accept a call
['reading aloud'] a roll call
['signal'] a bugle call
['telephone call'] to give smb. a call
['visit'] to make
a business
a clarion call
a call from
at smb. 's beck and call
at smb. 's beck and call
to answer
call that mean
['misc. '] a close call ('a narrow escape')
(d; intr.) to call for (I'll call for you at two o'clock; 'to fetch')
a call to (a call to arms)
a house call (my doctor makes house calls)
(D; intr.) to call on (several friends called on us; 'to visit')
(d; tr.) ('to summon') to call into (she was called into the room)
(d; tr.) ('to summon') to call out of (she was called out of town on business)
(D; intr.) ('to shout') to call to (she called to me in a loud voice)
a curtain call (the actor had five curtain calls)
(colloq.) (d; tr.) to call on (the boss called me on my sloppy writing; 'to reprimand')
['appeal'] ['summons'] to issue a call for (the government issued a call to the populace for voluntary contributions)
to put a call through (the operator put my call right through)
(d; intr.) to call for (the position calls for an experienced engineer; 'to require')
(d; intr.) ('to visit') to call at (the ship will call at several ports)
to make a call at a place (the ships made calls at several ports)
['need'] a call for (there is no call for such behavior)
a call to + inf. (there was no call to complain)
['formation'] (AE) (usu. mil.) sick call (to go on sick call)
(d; intr.) to call for (to call for help; 'to seek')
(d; tr.) ('to summon') to call to (to call smb. to account; to call smt. to mind; the chair called the delegates to order; to be called to the bar)
['duty'] on call (which nurse is on call?)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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