Definition of call-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    call-up

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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] an order to join the armed forces synonym conscription, draft Because of his occupation, he was not liable for call-up. to receive your call-up papers young men of call-up age
  2. 2[countable] the opportunity to play in a sports team, especially for your country His recent form has earned him a call-up to the England squad.
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