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present tense
I/you/we/theycall out
he/she/itcalls out
present participlecalling out
past tensecalled out
past participlecalled out

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to shout something, especially when you are trying to get someones attention
    Hands up, please – don’t call out.
    ‘In here!’ she called out.
    call out to: I tried to call out to him through the window.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to ask a person or organization that provides a service to come and deal with something for you
    The lifeboat was called out yesterday.
    call someone out to do something: Governor Ross called out the militia to deal with the riot.
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