call-up - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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singularcall-up
pluralcall-ups
  1. 1
    a situation in which people are officially ordered to join the armed forces, usually because there is a war. The American word is draft.
  2. 2
    an invitation to someone to play in a sports team, especially in an international match

    Wilkinson’s performance earned him his call-up for Saturday’s match against Italy.