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calls

verb
present tense third-person singular of call

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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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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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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calls

noun
plural of call

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1 a natural vocal sound made by an animal
  • a ranger who could immediately identify the call of every creature in the forest

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2 a coming to see another briefly for social or business reasons
  • we paid a call on the new neighbors the day after they moved in

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3 a communication by telephone
  • give me a call as soon as you arrive, so I'll know you got there safely

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4 an act or instance of asking for information
  • put out a call for background information about the suspect

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5 an entitlement to something
  • you have no call to insult people

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7 the state of being sought after especially for purchase
  • there's not much call for woodstoves in this part of the country

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“Calls.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/calls. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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