Common English Phrasal Verbs with the Word CALL

Learn useful phrasal verbs with the word CALL


Here is a list of English phrasal verbs with CALL with meaning and examples:

  • Call away

Meaning: Summon; to cause to depart           

Eg: I was called away from the meeting to deal with a medical emergency.

  • Call down

Meaning: Pray for; to request from God

Eg: I shall call down God’s wrath upon you!

  • Call for

Meaning: Shout out in order to summon (a person)

Eg: I leant out of the back door and called for Lucy.

  • Call for

Meaning: Ask for in a loud voice           

Eg: We finished the main course in short order and called for more wine.

  • Call for

Meaning: Request, demand        

Eg: The government has called for an end to hostilities in the region.

  • Call for          

Meaning: Necessitate, demand  

Eg: This situation calls for a high degree of courage.

  • Call for          

Meaning: Stop at a place and ask for (someone)      

Eg: I'll call for you just after midday.

  • Call in            

Meaning: Communicate with a base etc, by telephone      

Eg: I was too unwell to work yesterday so I called in sick.

  • Call in            

Meaning: Summon someone, especially for help or advice          

Eg: The government called in the army to deal with the riots.

  • Call off          

Meaning: Recall; to cancel or call a halt to      

Eg: If you want me to call off the dog, then get off my land.

  • Call on           

Meaning: Visit (a person); to pay a call to       

Eg: I really should call on my aunt more often.

  • Call on           

Meaning: Select (a student in a classroom, etc.) to provide an answer

Eg: He sat there, baffled, hoping nobody would call on him.

  • Call on           

Meaning: Request or ask something of (a person); to select for a task  

Eg: The king called on his subjects to take up arms and defend the kingdom.

  • Call on

Meaning: Have recourse to; to summon up   

Eg: Exhausted, he called on his last ounce of strength.

  • Call on           

Meaning: Correct; to point out an error or untruth            

Eg: The salesman persisted in quoting a rate higher than was listed, until we called him on it

  • Call out         

Meaning: Specify, especially in detail   

Eg: They call out 304 stainless steel in the drawing but the part was made from aluminum.

  • Call out         

Meaning: Order into service; to summon into service        

Eg: The Governor called out the National Guard.

  • Call out         

Meaning: Challenge; denounce; point out; charge  

Eg: She called them out on their lies.

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