call on
phrasal 1. to call upon 2. to elicit a response from (as a student) <
the teacher called on her first

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • call on — v. 1) (D; tr.) to call on for (to call on a pupil for an answer) 2) (H) the mayor called on the people to remain calm * * * (H) the mayor call oned on the people to remain calm (D; tr.) to call on for (to call on a pupil for an answer) …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • call on — verb a) To visit (a person); to pay a call to. I really should call on my aunt more often. b) To select (a student). He sat there, baffled, hoping nobody would call on him …   Wiktionary

  • call on — 1) visit someone I plan to call on my brother when I am on my holidays. 2) ask someone to participate or contribute something The teacher called on me three times to answer questions in the class …   Idioms and examples

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