Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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at someone's beck and call willing to fulfill or subject to another's commands or wishes.
bird call the cry or song of a bird. [3 definitions]
call a spade a spade to speak plainly or straightforwardly; speak the truth.
call box a box containing a telephone, posted on a street or highway, and used to make emergency calls. [2 definitions]
call for to stop by for; fetch. [2 definitions]
call girl a female prostitute who may be hired by telephone.
call it a day to finish working.
call it quits to stop an activity for the time being. [2 definitions]
call letters the identifying letters or numbers of a television or radio station.
call loan a loan that must be repaid on demand at any time.
call number a series of numbers or numbers and letters used to locate a book in a library.
call off to decide not to do or have; cancel.
call-and-response of or pertaining to music that alternates between one player, singer, or section, and another in a pattern of statement and response.
call-in a telephone conversation between a listener or viewer and a radio or television host, which is broadcast on the host's show. [2 definitions]
call-up an order to a large number of people to report for active military duty.
close call (informal) a narrow escape from danger, failure, detection, or the like.
conference call a telephone conversation or discussion in which three or more people participate at the same time.
curtain call an invitation, communicated by an audience's appreciative applause, for performers to return to the stage after a performance has ended.
port of call a port where a ship regularly docks during the course of a longer voyage in order to load and unload passengers and cargo, make repairs, or the like.
roll call the reading aloud of a list of names of those expected to be present, such as students in a classroom, soldiers in a unit, or members at a meeting. [2 definitions]