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“call sb up” in British English

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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.

More examples

  • I can't call her up in the middle of the night.
  • Call me up any time.
  • Call me up at home if you like.
  • You can call up and leave a message if I'm out.
  • I called her up twice already.

(Definition of “call sb up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“call (sb) up” in Business English

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call (sb) up

phrasal verb with call uk /kɔːl/ us 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)