Call phrasal verbs
Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word call.
To call back is to ask people to return from one position or situation to a previous one.
- The troops have been called back.
To call someone back is to phone a person who has called you previously.
- I will ask her to call you back.
Call back can also mean ‘recall a faulty product for repair’.
- The company has called back all laptops belonging to its Z series.
To call someone down is to reprimand them.
- The manager called me down for being late.
To call for is to be at a place to pick up someone.
- My chauffeur will call for you at 6.30.
Call for can also mean ‘be an appropriate occasion for something.’
- This victory calls for a big celebration.
Call for can mean ‘demand’.
This job calls for a great deal of patience.
To call forth is to evoke or elicit.
That song calls forth many pleasant memories.
To call in is to summon somebody for help or consultation.
- Call in a doctor.
To call a meeting off is to cancel it.
- They have called off the wedding.
To call off dogs is to restrain them.
To call up is to bring to mind.
- Those stories call up old times.
To call upon somebody is to order them to tell the truth.
- The judge called upon him to tell the truth.