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call sb up

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


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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C2 [M usually passive] to ​order someone to ​join a ​militaryorganization or to ​ask someone to ​join an ​official, ​especiallynational, ​team: He was called up when the ​warbegan. Lucie Saint was called up for the ​final against ​Brazil.
(Definition of call sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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call (sb) up

phrasal verb with call uk   us   /kɔːl/ verb
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to ​phone someone: Six months later, he called me up and ​asked if I wanted to ​work on the ​project.
(Definition of call (sb) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “call sb up”
in Turkish telefonla aramak…
in Russian звонить по телефону…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话, 给(某人)打电话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話, 給(某人)打電話…
in Polish dzwonić (do kogoś )…
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