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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycall in
he/she/itcalls in
present participlecalling in
past tensecalled in
past participlecalled in

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [transitive] to ask a person or organization that provides a service to come and deal with something

    The company has called in the police to investigate.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of call in
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to telephone a radio or television program with a comment or question

    It's a hot topic, and people have been calling in all morning.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to ask or tell someone to come to a place, usually so that you can talk to them

    The manager called me in and demanded an explanation.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of call in
  4. 4
    [intransitive] same as call1 (sense 14b)
    call in to do something:

    I called in to see Jeff yesterday.

    call in on:

    She wondered whether to call in on Mark on the way home.

  5. 5
    [intransitive] to telephone the place where you work and say where you are or what you are doing

    Al is at a conference this week, but he calls in every day.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of call in
See also main entry: call

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