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call for something

phrasal verb with call us   /kɔl/ verb
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to suggest strongly that something should happen or is necessary: Many minority leaders called for the immediate resignation of the police commissioner. Talking that way to your parents just wasn’t called for (= was extreme and not necessary).
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