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The helpline received 100 calls in the first couple of hours.
Can you wait while I make another call?
Why don't you give me a call in the morning?
He took the call in his study.
He never returned her calls.
You can't take incoming calls on the payphone.
The government has rejected calls for tougher immigration laws.
There were renewed calls for a return to the peace talks.
This is a call to all voters to participate.
'Do we offer him the job?' 'It's your call.'
a tough/hard/difficult/easy call
In cases like this, it's the President that has to make the call.
The election looks so close that it's anybody's call.
Many young people are feeling the call to do charity work.
This is the British English definition of call. View American English definition of call.
a frightening or unfriendly low noise
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