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call

1. verb To challenge or confront someone. If your intern keeps coming in late, you need to call her.
2. noun A prediction or guess. Whew, look at all that traffic over there! Not taking the highway sure was a good call.
3. noun The initial effects of a drug. No, I got the call on that right away—I feel great!

call

1. n. a decision; a prediction. The market behaved just as you said it would. Good call.
2. tv. to challenge someone. I called him, but he ignored me.
3. n. the early effects of a drug; the beginning of a rush; a rush. (Drugs.) You may not get the call on this stuff for twenty minutes or more.

call

in/into question
To raise doubts about.
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References in classic literature ?
I accepted the invitation, and took my leave, making a call on Uriah in the office as I went out, and leaving a card for him in his absence.
But from this corner I emphatically disagree that umpires should be allowed to change a call once they've called "foul." It sets a dangerous precedent.
They are: (1) misinterpretation of a rule; (2) a check swing called a "ball" by the plate umpire; (3) a swipe tag made on a runner if the umpire did not make a call, but seeks help from a partner; (4) a ball dropped by the catcher on the umpire's blind side (no pun intended) on a tag play at the plate so long as the dropped ball can be seen by another umpire; (5) when umpires make opposite fair-foul calls on the same play; and (6) controversial fair-foul calls involving home runs that leave the playing field.
EARL STROM, the former basketball referee, to a heckler bedeviling him for a call: "Hey there, dummy, let's talk about it tomorrow morning when you come by for the garbage."