call out

call out
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to summon into action <
call out troops
2. to challenge to a duel 3. to order on strike <
call out the workers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call-out — call ,out noun count BRITISH a visit to your home or office by someone providing a service, for example a PLUMBER or a computer expert: Is there a call out charge? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • call out — index challenge, proclaim, subpoena Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • call-out — noun a challenge to a fight or duel • Derivationally related forms: ↑call out • Hypernyms: ↑challenge * * * /kawl owt /, n. 1. an act or instance of calling out. 2. an order to report for emergency or special work, esp. at an unusual time or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • call out — verb 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, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • call out — phrasal verb Word forms call out : present tense I/you/we/they call out he/she/it calls out present participle calling out past tense called out past participle called out 1) [intransitive/transitive] to shout something, especially when you are… …   English dictionary

  • call-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms call out : singular call out plural call outs British a visit to your home or office by someone providing a service, for example a plumber or a computer expert Is there a call out charge? …   English dictionary

  • call out — 1. verb a) To specify, especially in detail. They call out 304 stainless steel in the drawing, but the part was made from aluminum. b) To order into service; to summon into service. The Governor called out the National Guard. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • call out — phr verb Call out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑voice Call out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑engineer, fire brigade, ↑firefighter, ↑greeting, ↑guard, ↑lifeboat, ↑militia, ↑name, ↑vet …   Collocations dictionary

  • call-out — /ˈkɔl aʊt/ (say kawl owt) noun 1. an instance of being summoned to attend in a situation where assistance is required, as by a doctor, service provider, fire brigade, etc. 2. the act of summoning (military forces) into service. {derived from… …   Australian English dictionary

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