call-up

noun
\ˈkȯl-ˌəp \

Definition of call-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an order to report for military service

2 : a baseball player brought up to a major league team from the minor leagues

call up

verb

Definition of call up (Entry 2 of 2)

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

4a : 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

Noun

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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call-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of call-up

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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