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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycall up
he/she/itcalls up
present participlecalling up
past tensecalled up
past participlecalled up
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to telephone someone
    I called him up and told him.
    call (someone) up to do something: Nancy had called up to invite him.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to ask someone to play in a sports team, especially a team at a higher level
    He was called up to the majors last season.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to make information in a computer appear on the screen
    Call up the menu and click on “Documents.”
  4. 4
    [transitive] to make you remember something
    Seeing Paula in that white dress called up memories of his Aunt Sara.
  5. 5
    [transitive] mainly British to draft someone into the military
    Two of her brothers had been called up.
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