Definition of call out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

call out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to ask somebody to come, especially to an emergency to call out an engineer/a plumber/the troops
  2. 2to order or advise workers to stop work as a protest
  3. related noun call-out

call somebody out (on something)

(also call somebody on something )(North American English)
 
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to criticize somebody, especially publicly People were calling him out for his negative comments. Dan called her out on a couple of contradictions in her story.

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