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English definition of “call-up”

call-up

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈkɔːl.ʌp/ us    /ˈkɑːl-/
(US also draft) an order to join a military organization: She was very upset when her boyfriend received his call-up (papers).Joining or leaving the army an invitation to play in an official, especially national, team: Le Tissier was delighted when he received his England call-up.Joining or leaving the army
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