Definition of call for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

call for

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

call for somebody

(old-fashioned)
 
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to pick up someone in order to go somewhere I'll call for you at 7 o'clock.

    call for something

     
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  1. 1to need something The situation calls for prompt action. “I've been promoted.” “This calls for a celebration!” see also uncalled for
  2. 2 to publicly ask for something to happen They called for the immediate release of the hostages. The opposition party has called for him to resign.
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