|1.||[ verb ] summon to a particular activity or employment|
"Experts were called in"
|2.||[ verb ] summon to enter|
"The nurse called in the next patient"
|3.||[ verb ] pay a brief visit|
"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"
|Related terms:||meet see see drop_by call visitor caller|
|4.||[ verb ] (telecommunications) communicate (with) by telephone|
"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"
|Related terms:||call telephone|
|5.||[ verb ] take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player|
|6.||[ verb ] (law) demand payment of, as of a loan|
"Call a loan"
|Related terms:||demand call|
|7.||[ verb ] take out of circulation when it is useless or defective|
|8.||[ verb ] cause to be returned|
|Synonyms:||withdraw call_back recall|
"recall the defective auto tires" The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
|Related terms:||take decommission callback|