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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From call + out.

Verb

Infinitive
to call out

Third person singular
calls out

Simple past
called out

Past participle
called out

Present participle
calling out

to call out (third-person singular simple present calls out, present participle calling out, simple past and past participle called out)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To specify, especially in detail.
    • They call out 304 stainless steel in the drawing, but the part was made from aluminum.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To order into service; to summon into service.
    The Governor called out the National Guard.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.
    • 1971, Carol King, “You’ve Got A Friend”, Tapestry, Ode Records
      You just call out my name / And you know wherever I am / I'll come running to see you again.
  4. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) To arrange for a professional to call at your home for some purpose.
    I had to call out the doctor after she fell and broke her wrist.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (intransitive) To be absent from somewhere.
    I had to call out from work because I was sick.
  6. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive) To prove wrong.
    If you lie about this, you will get called out.
  7. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bring particular attention to.
    I'd like to call out Leslie, because it's her birthday today.
  8. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To challenge.
    He was very insulting. Finally Jack called him out and shut him up.

Usage notes

Bus operators are said to "call out" a stop when they announce that it will be the next available stop; synonyms of call out are not typically used.

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Translations

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Noun

Singular
call out

Plural
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  1. A incidence of someone being called out for some purpose.
    I had to pay for the call out of the plumber after the pipe burst.

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