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.
JG Michael John Encina, Philippine Coast Guard Central Visayas spokesperson, said they immediately launched a search-and-rescue operation after receiving a distress call around 7:15 p.m.
Arlington Heights police and paramedics responded to a call around 2 p.m.
The fire department received a call around 9:50 pm and 12 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
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The police received a call around 8am reporting the incident.
Al-Sulaibekh said working in emergency requires doctors to stay on call around the clock.
According to a statement from the defence ministry, the Larnaca-based centre received an emergency call around 5.30pm on Saturday from the commander of the naval ship Var, which was 114 nautical miles south west of Larnaca saying a crew member was ill and needed to be transferred to hospital.
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 5.58am after the blaze took hold just across from Festival City.
Moelfre's RNLI team received a call around 11.30am that someone had jumped in to the sea after their dog.
A force spokesman said: "We received a call around 8.20am on Saturday following a report of concern for two children at an address in Dalgety Bay, Fife.
According to the FIR, the police got a PCR call around 3.45pm that Sharma had suffered injuries and the cops were taking him to RML Hospital for treatment.