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phrasal verb
Word Forms
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.

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  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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