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call in

Definitions of call in
  1. verb
    summon to enter
    “The nurse called in the next patient”
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    type of:
    ask in, invite
    ask to enter
  2. verb
    summon to a particular activity or employment
    “Experts were called in
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    type of:
    call, send for
    order, request, or command to come
  3. verb
    make a phone call
    call in to a radio station”
    call in sick”
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    type of:
    call, call up, phone, ring, telephone
    get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
  4. verb
    pay a brief visit
    synonyms: call, visit
    call
    make a stop in a harbour
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    types:
    see
    go to see for professional or business reasons
    see
    go to see for a social visit
    come by, drop by, drop in
    visit informally and spontaneously
    type of:
    get together, meet
    get together socially or for a specific purpose
  5. verb
    cause to be returned
    synonyms: call back, recall, withdraw
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    types:
    decommission
    withdraw from active service
    type of:
    take
    take into one's possession
  6. verb
    demand payment of (a loan)
    synonyms: call
    call
    require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
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    type of:
    demand, exact
    claim as due or just
  7. verb
    take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
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    type of:
    move out, remove, take out
    cause to leave
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