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English definition of “call for sth”

call for sth

phrasal verb with call
 
 
/kɔːl/ verb
SAY to demand that something happens: They are calling for a ban on guns.Making appeals and requests
NEED to need or deserve a particular action or quality: You passed your test? This calls for a celebration!Essential or necessary
(Definition of call for sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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