call roll

call (the) roll

In a group setting, to call out each person's name from a list to see if they are present or absent. I haven't called roll yet, but it looks like a lot of kids are absent from school today. Suzy, please call the roll, I need to step out for a moment.
See also: call, roll

call (the) roll

 and take (the) roll
to call the names of people from a list of those enrolled, expecting them to reply if they are present. After I call the roll, please open your books to page 12. I will take roll, and then we will do arithmetic.
See also: call, roll
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If staff members at any of those three centers can't answer within 10 seconds, the call rolls to the four centers in the second tier--where again the calls ring in at the same time.
The nurse can then answer as if he or she is on a regular call; if the nurse is not available, the call rolls over to a nurse aid.
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IP telephony needs a way to associate IP addresses with phone numbers, as well as rules fur what to do when a phone call rolls over to voice mail.