call out

call out
1. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy (Freq. 12)

`I won!' he exclaimed


`Help!' she cried


`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Syn: ↑exclaim, ↑cry, ↑cry out, ↑outcry, ↑shout
Derivationally related forms: ↑shout (for: ↑shout), ↑exclamatory (for: ↑exclaim), ↑exclamation (for: ↑exclaim), ↑exclaiming (for: ↑exclaim)
Hypernyms: ↑express, ↑verbalize, ↑verbalise, ↑utter, ↑give tongue to
Hyponyms: ↑gee, ↑ooh, ↑aah
Verb Group:
shout, ↑shout out, ↑cry, ↑call, ↑yell, ↑scream, ↑holler, ↑hollo, ↑squall
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s that CLAUSE


They call out that there was a traffic accident

2. call out loudly, as of names or numbers (Freq. 6)
Hypernyms: ↑announce, ↑denote
Hyponyms: ↑count off
Verb Group: ↑exclaim, ↑cry, ↑cry out, ↑outcry, ↑shout
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody

3. challenge to a duel

Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton

Derivationally related forms: ↑call-out
Hypernyms: ↑challenge
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

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call out [phrasal verb]
1 call out or call (something) out or call out (something) : to speak in a loud voice

He called out to passersby for help.

He called out in his sleep.

: to say (something) in a loud voice

He called out her name in his sleep.

He called out a cry for help.

: to announce or read (something) in a loud voice

call out a number

2 call out (someone) or call (someone) out
2 a : to order or tell (a group of people, such as soldiers) to come or go somewhere

The governor has called out troops to help control the riot.

Emergency workers were called out to help with efforts to control the flood.

2 b : to order or tell (workers) to go on strike

Factory workers are expected to be called out on strike if a new contract isn't signed by tomorrow.

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Main Entry:call

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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