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call sb up

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/  us   /kɑːl/ verb

(PHONE)

mainly US to use the phone to talk to someone: My dad called me up to tell me the good news.
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(MILITARY)

C2 [M usually passive] to order someone to join a military organization or to ask someone to join an official, especially national, team: He was called up when the war began. Lucie Saint was called up for the final against Brazil.
Translations of “call sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話, 給(某人)打電話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话, 给(某人)打电话…
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