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


call up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Making calls
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  (especially North American English) to make a telephone call to somebody See related entries: Making calls
  2. 2 to make somebody do their training in the army, etc. or fight in a war synonym conscript, draft
  3. 3to give somebody the opportunity to play in a sports team, especially for their country
  4. related noun call-up
  1. 1to bring something back to your mind synonym recall The smell of the sea called up memories of her childhood.
  2. 2to use something that is stored or kept available I called his address up on the computer. She called up her last reserves of strength.
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