call-up

1 of 2

noun

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

2 of 2

verb

called up; calling up; calls 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

Examples of call-up in a Sentence

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Noun
Albert Suárez is the most likely candidate to be displaced, but perhaps more so by a trade deadline addition than a minor league call-up. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2024 Triple-A call-ups have coughed up runs late the last two games. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 2 July 2024
Verb
The former president, known for bouncing ideas off everyone in his orbit, was calling up allies until the morning of his announcement as a gut check. David Sivak, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 17 July 2024 And even for righty Amos Willingham, who was called up to take Harvey’s spot in the bullpen. Andrew Golden, Washington Post, 14 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for call-up 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of call-up was in 1523

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“Call-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call-up. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

call-up

noun
ˈkȯ-ˌləp
: an order to report for military service

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