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call out

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to summon (someone or something) for help in an emergency.
An ambulance was called out when a customer collapsed at the grocery store.The police called out the Coast Guard when they learned that the boat had capsized.After he slipped down the side of the cliff, he called out to other hikers for help.
definition 2: to expose (someone) to a group or to the public because of known or suspected misconduct or socially unacceptable comment.
Other employees called her out for her disrespectful remarks about the new workers.The politician was called out for his part in the fraud.
definition 3: to give (a group) an order to go into action.
The governor called out the National Guard to put down the disturbance.Members of the union were called out to strike for better wages.