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call for sth

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/  us   /kɑːl/ verb
to need or deserve a particular action, remark, or quality: This calls for a celebration! It's the sort of work that calls for a high level of concentration. He told you that you were an idiot? Well, I don't think that was called for (= I think it was rude and not deserved)!C2 to demand that something happens: Members have called for his resignation.
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