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call in

verb

Definition of CALL IN

transitive verb
1
:  to order to return or to be returned: as
a :  to withdraw from an advanced position <call in the outposts>
b :  to withdraw from circulation <call in bank notes and issue new ones>
2
:  to summon to one's aid or for consultation <call in a mediator>
3
:  to deliver (a message) by telephone <call in an order for pizza>
intransitive verb
:  to communicate with a person by telephone
call in sick
:  to report by telephone that one will be absent because of illness

First Known Use of CALL IN

1545

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