call-up

play
noun \ ˈkȯl-ˌəp \

Definition of call-up

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

First Known Use of call-up

1916


call up

verb

Definition of call up

transitive verb
1 :to summon together (as for a united effort)
  • call up all his forces for the attack
2 :to bring to mind :evoke
3 :to summon before an authority
4 a :to summon for active military duty
b :to bring up from a minor league to a major league baseball team
5 :to bring forward for consideration or action
6 :to retrieve from the memory of a computer especially for display and user interaction

First Known Use of call up

1523


CALL-UP Defined for English Language Learners

call-up

play
noun

Definition of call-up for English Language Learners

  • sports : a decision to bring an athlete to play in a higher league

  • : a player who is brought up to a higher league

  • : an order telling someone to report for military service


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