call up

call up
an order to report for military duty
Hypernyms: ↑summons
1. bring forward for consideration (Freq. 2)

The case was called up in court

Syn: ↑bring forward
Hypernyms: ↑raise
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

2. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone (Freq. 1)

I tried to call you all night


Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Syn: ↑call, ↑telephone, ↑phone, ↑ring
Derivationally related forms:
ring (for: ↑ring), ↑phone (for: ↑phone), ↑phoner (for: ↑phone), ↑telephone (for: ↑telephone), ↑telephoner (for: ↑telephone), ↑caller (for: ↑call), ↑call (for: ↑call)
Topics: ↑telephone, ↑telephony
Hypernyms: ↑telecommunicate
Hyponyms: ↑cell phone, ↑call in
Verb Group: ↑call
Entailment: ↑dial
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s somebody


Sam cannot call up Sue


They call up

3. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection (Freq. 1)

I can't remember saying any such thing


I can't think what her last name was


can you remember her phone number?


Do you remember that he once loved you?


call up memories

Syn: ↑remember, ↑retrieve, ↑recall, ↑call back, ↑recollect, ↑think
Ant: ↑forget (for: ↑remember)
See Also: ↑think back (for: ↑think)
Derivationally related forms:
Hyponyms: ↑know, ↑recognize, ↑recognise, ↑review, ↑brush up, ↑refresh
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s that CLAUSE


Somebody ——s VERB-ing

4. call to arms; of military personnel
Syn: ↑mobilize, ↑mobilise, ↑rally
Ant: ↑demobilize (for: ↑mobilize)
Derivationally related forms: ↑rallying (for: ↑rally), ↑mobilisation (for: ↑mobilise), ↑mobilization (for: ↑mobilize)
Hypernyms: ↑call, ↑send for
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody

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call up [phrasal verb]
1 call (someone) up or call up (someone) chiefly US : to make a telephone call to (someone)

I haven't spoken to her in years, but I called her up last night and we talked for hours.

Call me up when you get back from your vacation.

I called up my doctor and made an appointment.

2 call (something) up or call up (something)
2 a : to bring (something, such as a memory) into the mind

The sound of the ocean called up [=brought back] memories of my childhood.

2 b : to bring (strength, courage, etc.) from within yourself

He will have to call up all his reserves of strength to meet this challenge.

2 c : to get (something) from the memory of a computer and show it on the screen

call up an old document for revision

3 call (someone) up or call up (someone)
3 a : to order or tell (someone) to come or appear

The prisoner was called up before a magistrate.

3 b : to bring (an athlete) to a higher league

a minor-league player who is being called up to the major leagues

3 c : to order (soldiers) to come for active military duty

call up the reserves

— see also call-up
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Main Entry:call

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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