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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To use the telephone to speak with someone. To use a word or name to describe someone or something in a particular way.

Usage examples (54)
  • I tried to call my mom, but she wasn't home.
  • The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens
  • The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow
  • He was disappointed that he had not heard the call for more
Tutoring comment
  • When she saw the caul (part of the membrane around a fetus), she dropped it in a cawl (wooden basket) and went to call (to phone) the doctor.
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