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English definition of “call”

call

verb [T] (DECIDE ON)    /kɔːl/ US  /kɑːl/
C1 to decide officially to have a particular event or take particular action: The managing director has called a meeting to discuss pay levels. The papers are predicting that the prime minister will call an election in the spring. It's reckoned that the unions will call a strike if management will not agree to their demands. They had to call a halt to (= end) the match because of the heavy rain.Managing and organizing
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