call down

called down; calling down; calls down

Definition of call down

transitive verb

1 : to cause or entreat to descend call down a blessing
2 : reprimand called me down for being late

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Examples of call down in a Sentence

I was called down by my supervisor for not catching the accounting error sooner.

First Known Use of call down

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of call down was in 1579

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something valued as if it were money

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