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English definition of “call on sth”

call on sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with call   /kɔːl/ us    /kɑːl/
to use something, especially a quality that you have, in order to achieve something: She would have to call on all her strength if she was to survive the next few months.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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