call around

call around

1. To call multiple places or people to try to get information about something. Oh, thank goodness you're OK! I've been calling around trying to find out where you were! I have no idea why the street is closed, but I'll call around and get some answers.
2. To invite someone to one's home. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "call" and "around." I do want Bill to see our new place! I've called him around many times, but he's always busy.
See also: around, call

call around (about someone or something)

to telephone a number of different people in succession about something. I'll call around about Tom and see if I can find out anything.
See also: around, call

call around

v.
1. To telephone several people, usually to get or give some information: I called around to all the hospitals trying to locate my injured friend.
2. To invite someone for a visit, especially by calling them on the telephone: I've been trying to call you around for dinner, but you never seem to be home!
See also: around, call
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According to police, the accused identified as Mukesh Chauhan shocked the police when he made a PCR call around 9.
Famagusta police said they received a call around 4.
Members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team were holding a dedication ceremony for former member Ken Dwyer from Capel Curig, who died in September 2011 following a short battle with cancer, when they received the distress call around 2pm.
Police said rescuers saved seven people on board - who were described as "under the influence of alcohol" - after coastguards got a call around 1am reporting the 23-foot Cleopatra-class motor cruiser close to Balmaha Pier.
Two teams of 60 drivers will remain on call around the clock monitoring road conditions across the county.
Police officers raced to the Lincoln Vineyards apartment complex after receiving an emergency call around 11.
Members of Kerry Mountain Rescue received an emergency call around 2.
The girl was found dead at the property in Dalmain Close after a 999 call around 3.
She was found with multiple stab wounds at a house in Dalmain Close, Cheetham Hill in Manchester after a 999 call around 3.
According to a Rafaa police station official, the administration received the call around 7.
Government prosecutors said they expect the trial to last 24 days, during which they will call around 75 witnesses.
RNLI volunteer crews will be on call around the clock over Christmas and New Year.
Fire crews were sent to the scene after receiving a call around midnight.
That was when you would call a customer to ask him if he was interested in space, hang up, call around, call the guy back in about two weeks and he would remember you.