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English definition of “call”

call

verb [I/T] (ASK TO COME)   /kɔl/
to ask someone to come to you: [I] I ran to Jonathan as soon as I heard him call. [T] You’d better call an ambulance . [M] Susan , would you call in the next patient , please ?
(Definition of call verb (ASK TO COME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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