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English definition of “hail”

hail

verb [T] (CALL)    /heɪl/ formal
C2 to call someone in order to attract their attention: Shall we hail a taxi? I tried to hail her from across the room.Shouting and screaming
(Definition of hail verb (CALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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