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called

verb , past tense of call

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1 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • we could hear someone calling for help from the other side of the wall
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2 to make a telephone call to
  • use this cell phone to call me if there's an emergency
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dialed (or dialled), phoned, rang (up) [chiefly British], telephoned

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3 to make a brief visit
  • the hospital posts the hours during which friends and relatives may call
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4 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
  • the game was called on account of rain
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5 to think of in a particular way
  • I wouldn't quite call that cheating, but it's not entirely ethical either
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6 to utter one's distinctive animal sound
  • the dog called whenever it flushed a quail
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cried, sang (or sung)

7 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command
  • called all the night workers in for a meeting
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8 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • let's call that five feet for now, and we'll measure it out later
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9 to demand or request the presence or service of
  • rushed to call a tow truck operator when the car broke down
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10 to give a name to
  • we've decided to call the kitten "Molly"
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11 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • the union president is refusing to call a strike
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12 to tell of or describe beforehand
  • somehow the political pundit called the race results within a mere percentage point
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