called into action

Definition of called into action

  1. :  asked to start working or doing a particular task As a doctor, she can be called into action at any time of the day. Our military unit was called into action at the start of the war.

Word by Word Definitions

callplay called
  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling

actionplay
  1. :  a thing done :  deed

    :  the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

    :  behavior, conduct


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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