call verb (NAME)
They've called the twins Edward and Thomas. 他們給雙胞胎取名為凱薩琳和湯瑪斯。
What's her new novel called? 她的新小說叫甚麼名字？
call sb names
- Mars is sometimes called the Red Planet because of its distinctive colour.
- I think he was called Blake , if I remember correctly.
- He was most uncivil to your father - called him an old fool.
- What have they decided to call their new baby?
- The meat produced from a pig is called pork, bacon, or ham.
call verb (PHONE)
He called (you) last night when you were out. 昨晚你不在時他（給你）打過電話。
I've been calling all morning but I can't get through. 我整個早上都在打電話，可是沒打通。
call collect US US also and UK reverse (the) charges
- If I'm not home when you call, leave a message on the machine .
- I gave him my number and he promised to call me.
- Probably the best thing to do is to call them before you go.
- I tried calling you but the line was busy.
- You could always call Susie and see if she might babysit.
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? 是你在叫嗎？
[ + speech ] "Hey, you! Come over here!" she called. 「嗨，你！到這裡來！」她叫道。
call for order also call sth to order
- She sometimes calls out in her sleep.
- I thought I heard you call from upstairs.
- I called to her but she didn't hear me.
- "We're over here!" she called.
- I thought I heard someone call my name.
call verb (ASK TO COME)
She called me over to where she was sitting. 她把我叫到了她坐著的地方。
- I thought I heard my daughter calling for me.
- He was called to the phone.
- She called me over and showed me the report.
- You can't just call people across the office and expect them to come running!
- He called me into his office and asked me to explain my decision.
call verb (VISIT)
call verb (DECIDE ON)
The papers are predicting that the prime minister will call an election in the spring. 報紙預言首相將宣佈在春季舉行大選。
It's reckoned that the unions will call a strike if management will not agree to their demands. 如果管理層不同意他們的要求，預計工會將發動罷工。
call noun (PHONE)
If there are any calls for me, could you write them down next to the phone? 如果有我的電話，你能在電話旁記一下嗎？
I've just got a couple of calls to make. 我正要打幾個電話。
That decorator you called about painting the house - did he ever return your call? 為粉刷房子的事你打電話找的那個油漆工——他給你回過電話了嗎？
The radio station received a lot of calls complaining about the show's bad language. 廣播電台接到很多電話，投訴那個節目用語汙穢。
- 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)
- I thought I heard a call from the bedroom.
- the wolf's call
- the call of the brown owl
- Could you give me a call when he arrives?
- Was that a call for help?
call noun (DEMAND)
call noun (VISIT)
Doctor Seward is out on a call this morning. 蘇厄德醫生今天上午出診去了。