call+out

  • 1 call-out — n BrE a situation in which someone is called to another person s house or place of business to do repairs, help them etc ▪ The lifeboat has had ten call outs in the past year. ▪ call out charges …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 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

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

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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, ↑ …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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? …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 call out — {v. phr.} 1. To shout; speak loudly. * /My name was called out several times, but I was unable to hear it./ 2. To summon someone. * /If the rioting continues, the governor will have to call out the National Guard./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 call out — {v. phr.} 1. To shout; speak loudly. * /My name was called out several times, but I was unable to hear it./ 2. To summon someone. * /If the rioting continues, the governor will have to call out the National Guard./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 call-out — /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 place. 3. a letter, number, or other device for identifying or calling attention to a particular part of an… …

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  • 15 call out — v. (D; intr., tr.) ( to shout ) to call out to (he called smt. out to me) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 call\ out — v. phr. 1. To shout; speak loudly. My name was called out several times, but I was unable to hear it. 2. To summon someone. If the rioting continues, the governor will have to call out the National Guard …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 17 call-out — noun Call out is used before these nouns: ↑charge …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 call out — Synonyms and related words: affront, arouse, beard, bellow out, bid come, bid defiance, brave, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call together, call up, challenge, cite, clamor,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 call out — PHRASAL VERB If you call someone out, you order or request that they come to help, especially in an emergency. → See also call 3) [V P n (not pron)] Colombia has called out the army and imposed emergency measures... [V n P] I called the docto …

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  • 20 call out —    to challenge to a duel    The contest took place in the open air, and those who pick a quarrel still invite their opponent to come outside :     If you were not my brother I d call you out for saying that. (Deighton, 1987 a son had spoken… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms