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

  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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