call in

call in
verb
1. summon to enter (Freq. 2)
-

The nurse called in the next patient

Hypernyms: ↑invite, ↑ask in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

2. summon to a particular activity or employment (Freq. 2)
-

Experts were called in

Hypernyms: ↑call, ↑send for
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s somebody

3. pay a brief visit (Freq. 1)
-

The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Syn: ↑visit, ↑call
Derivationally related forms: ↑caller (for: ↑call), ↑call (for: ↑call), ↑visit (for: ↑visit), ↑visitor (for: ↑visit), ↑visitant (for: ↑visit)
Hypernyms: ↑meet, ↑get together
Hyponyms: ↑see, ↑drop by, ↑drop in, ↑come by
Verb Group: ↑call
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

-

Somebody ——s

(for: ↑visit)
4. take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑take out, ↑move out, ↑remove
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

5. make a phone call (Freq. 1)
-

call in to a radio station

-

call in sick

Derivationally related forms: ↑call-in
Topics: ↑telephone, ↑telephony
Hypernyms: ↑call, ↑telephone, ↑call up, ↑phone, ↑ring
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

-

Somebody ——s Adjective

6. demand payment of (a loan)
-

Call a loan

Syn: ↑call
Derivationally related forms: ↑callable (for: ↑call), ↑call (for: ↑call)
Hypernyms: ↑demand, ↑exact
Verb Group: ↑call
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

7. cause to be returned
-

recall the defective auto tires

-

The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Syn: ↑recall, ↑call back, ↑withdraw
Derivationally related forms: ↑callback (for: ↑call back), ↑recall (for: ↑recall)
Hypernyms: ↑take
Hyponyms: ↑decommission
Verb Frames:
-

Somebody ——s something

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call in [phrasal verb]
1 a : to make a telephone call to a place (such as the place where you work)

She called in sick yesterday. [=she telephoned the place where she works to say that she was sick and would not be coming to work]

1 b : to make a telephone call to a radio or television program

Thousands of people called in to make a donation.

Many people have called in (to the show) with questions about the new law.

— see also call-in
1 c call (something) in or call in (something) : to deliver (something, such as a message) by making a telephone call

He called in an order for pizza.

2 : to go in somewhere to make a visit
— often + on

I called in on an old friend [=I visited an old friend] while I was in New York on business.

3 call (something) in or call in (something)
3 a : to say that something that has been given or sent should be returned

The manufacturer has called in all its defective products.

3 b : to demand payment of (a loan)

The bank has called in the loan.

4 call (someone) in or call in (someone) : to ask for the help or services of (someone)

They may have to call in a mediator to settle the strike.

Rescue workers have been called in to help search for survivors.

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Main Entry:call

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ˌcall ˈin derived
to telephone a place, especially the place where you work

Several people have

called in sick

today.

Main entry:callderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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