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
References in classic literature ?
Will you come to the hop with me if I call around for you?
We paid the heavy bill--about six cents--and said we would call around sometime when we had a week to spend, and finish the game.
Rocco Alioto said police received a 911 call around 5:40 a.
According dpa, the aircraft made an emergency call around 1 pm (1100 GMT) before it lost reception and crashed in a field near the town of Leutkirch, in the state Baden-Wuerttemberg, the spokesman said.
A Dubai Civil Defence spokesman said they received a call around 5.
A force spokesman said: "We received a call around 8.
According to the FIR, the police got a PCR call around 3.
So I had to call around and be like 'is this gonna p*** you off?
Three fire trucks from Paphos Gate and Kaimakli stations responded to the call around midday that a fire had broken out at the museum on Granikou Street.
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.
You'll have to call around to Navy Arms, Dixie Gun Works, EMF and Taylor's & Company.
The girl was found dead at the property in Dalmain Close after a 999 call around 3.
According to a Rafaa police station official, the administration received the call around 7.