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noun recall pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkɔːl/recall pronunciation in British English /ˈriːkɔːl/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the ability to remember something

    She has almost total recall of her conversations with the President.

  2. 2
    [singular] an occasion when a company asks people to return a product because there is something wrong with it

    The company ordered a recall of all 2,600 cars already sold.

  3. 3
    [singular] an occasion when someone is ordered to return to their country or the place where they work

    The recall of an ambassador is a serious diplomatic action.

  4. 4
    [singular] an occasion when a sports player is chosen to be in a team again after a period when they have not been in it

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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