call verb (NAME)
They've called the twins Edward and Thomas. 他们给双胞胎取名为凯瑟琳和托马斯。
What's her new novel called? 她的新小说叫什么名字？
call sb names
call verb (PHONE)
He called (you) last night when you were out. 昨晚你不在时他（给你）打过电话。
I've been calling all morning but I can't get through. 我一早上都在打电话，可是没打通。
call collect US US also and UK reverse (the) charges
call verb (CONSIDER)
call sth your own
- Some people call English a mongrel language because it is a mixture of old German and French.
- How can you call those barbarians your friends?
- It's a suburb of Manchester really - I wouldn't call it Manchester proper.
- He's quite attractive but not what I'd call gorgeous.
- He had a few tufts of hair on his chin, but you could hardly call it a beard.
call verb (SHOUT/CRY)
Did you call? 是你在叫吗？
[ + speech ] "Hey, you! Come over here!" she called. “嗨，你！到这儿来！”她叫道。
call for order also call sth to order
call verb (ASK TO COME)
She called me over to where she was sitting. 她把我叫到了她坐着的地方。
call verb (VISIT)
call verb (DECIDE ON)
The papers are predicting that the prime minister will call an election in the spring. 报纸预言首相将宣布在春季举行大选。
It's reckoned that the unions will call a strike if management will not agree to their demands. 如果管理层不同意他们的要求，预计工会将发动罢工。
call noun (PHONE)
If there are any calls for me, could you write them down next to the phone? 如果有我的电话，你能在电话边记一下吗？
I've just got a couple of calls to make. 我正要打几个电话。
That decorator you called about painting the house - did he ever return your call? 为粉刷房子的事你打电话找的那个油漆工——他给你回过电话了吗？
The radio station received a lot of calls complaining about the show's bad language. 广播电台接到很多电话，投诉那个节目用语污秽。
- Will you excuse me? I've got to make a phone call.
- The phone company were unable to trace the call.
- Please confine your use of the phone to business calls.
- He told my boss that I'd been making long-distance calls at work!
- We had to make five calls to technical support just to get the new computer working.
call noun (ANIMAL)
call noun (DEMAND)
call noun (VISIT)
Doctor Seward is out on a call this morning. 苏厄德医生今天上午出诊去了。