call away

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call away

To ask one to leave one's current space or task and do something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "away." I was working on that report, but then I got called away to put ink in the printer. When you have five kids, you're constantly being called away to help one with something. Don't call him away while he's in the middle of cleaning out the garage, or it'll never get done!
See also: away, call

call someone away (from something)

to ask someone to come away from some place or from doing something. The boss called Kathy away from her office. The principal called away the teacher from the classroom. Why did you call Kathy away?
See also: away, call
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I sit and wonder every day why the Lord chose to call you away, I think He saw you needed rest, He only takes the very best.
I sit and wonder every day, Why the Lord chose to call you away.
We sit and wonder every day why God chose to call you away, I think He saw you needed a rest, He only takes the very best.
WITH this year's National Eisteddfod being held near St Davids (starting on Saturday, August 3), here's a walk to cut out and take with you for when the sea breezes call you away from the music.
I sit and wonder every day, why the Lord chose to call you away, I think He saw you needed rest, He only takes the very best.