call to

call to (someone)

To shout to someone in an attempt to draw attention to oneself. I called to my best friend when I saw her walking down the street, but she had headphones on and couldn't hear me. I had so many grocery bags to bring inside that I had to call to my husband to come help.
See also: call

call to someone

to shout to get someone's attention. I called to Fred, but he didn't hear me. Did you hear me call to you?
See also: call
References in classic literature ?
In the earlier days of freedom almost every coloured man who learned to read would receive "a call to preach" within a few days after he began reading.
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
Nortel gives you the option of logging off and taking the call immediately, routing the call to voice mail, redirecting the call to another telephone number, or answering the call on your PC using VOIP.
In the wrong hands, ANI can provide criminals with personal information about anyone placing a call to them.