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present tense
I/you/we/theycall back
he/she/itcalls back
present participlecalling back
past tensecalled back
past participlecalled back
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] call someone back to telephone someone again, or to telephone someone who telephoned you earlier

    I'll call you back when I've heard something.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of call back
  2. 2
    [transitive] to ask someone who is trying to get a job, a part in a play etc to return for another interview or audition

    They've called him back for a second interview.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to go and see someone again, usually for a short time

    I'll call back later and see how you are.

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