noun Date: 1940 1. an order to report for military service 2. a baseball player brought up to a major league team from the minor leagues

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call-up — call ups 1) ADJ: ADJ n If a person gets their call up papers, they receive an official order to join the armed forces. Syn: draft 2) N COUNT A call up is an occasion on which people are ordered to report for service in the armed forces. The call… …   English dictionary

  • call-up — n BrE 1.) an order to join the army, navy etc American Equivalent: draft ▪ He got his call up papers in July. 2.) an opportunity or invitation to play for a professional sports team, especially a national one call up to ▪ Stewart s recent call up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • call up — (something) 1. to find and bring information to a computer screen. Your computer may freeze when you try to call up the file. 2. to cause something to be remembered. The attacks called up thoughts of how Americans reacted after the bombing of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • call-up — call ,up noun count MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) a DRAFT for a military force 2. ) an invitation to someone to play in a sports team at a higher level: Wilkinson s performance earned him his call up for Saturday s game …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • call up — (someone) 1. to order soldiers to begin active service. The secretary of defense called up more reserves, which brings the total number of troops on active duty to 29,000. 2. to choose someone to play at a higher rank of a sport. Herman was… …   New idioms dictionary

  • call-up — call′ up n. 1) mil an order to report for active military service 2) cvb a call or urging to service • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • call up — ► call up 1) summon (someone) to serve in the army or to play in a team. 2) bring (something stored) into use. Main Entry: ↑call …   English terms dictionary

  • call-up — [kôl′up΄] n. Mil. an order, as to those in the reserves, to report for active duty …   English World dictionary

  • call up — index convene, evoke, induct, invoke, recall (remember), recruit, remember, retain (keep in possession) …   Law dictionary

  • call up — I noun an order to report for military duty • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑summons …   Useful english dictionary

  • call up — Synonyms and related words: annoy, ape, appear like, approach, approximate, arouse, assemblage, assembly, awake, awaken, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, beat the drums, bid come, blow the coals, blow up, bring about, bring back, bring… …   Moby Thesaurus

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