call out

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call out

1. To announce something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "out" or after "out." Once everyone is seated, the host will call out the winners' names. If you've got Bingo, call it out!
2. To shout in an attempt to draw attention to oneself. I called out to my best friend when I saw her walking down the street, but she had headphones on and couldn't hear me. My husband came running when he heard me call out for help.
3. To confront one about one's misdeeds or unpleasant behavior. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is typically used between "call" and "out." If your intern keeps coming in late, you need to call her out on it.
4. To challenge one to a fight. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "out" or after "out." I wouldn't call that guy out—I know for a fact that he carries a knife.
5. To request one's aid or presence. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "out" or after "out." When that case had me stumped, I called another detective out to review it with me. The president called out military troops when the situation became unstable.
6. To utilize something, often a quality or skill. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "out" or after "out." The championship game was so intense that I really had to call out my mental toughness just to get through it.
7. To order something by phone. Just tell me what you want for dinner, and I'll call out for it.
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call someone or something out

to request the services of someone or a group. (See also call someone up; call someone out.) Things got bad enough that the governor called the militia out. The governor called out the militia.
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call someone out

to challenge someone to a fight. Wilbur wanted to call him out, but thought better of it. Why did you call out that guy? He used to be a prizefighter!
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call something out

1. to draw on something, such as a particular quality or talent. It's times like these that call the best out in us. These times call out our best effort.
2. to shout out something. Who called the warning out? You should call out a warning to those behind you on the trail.
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call out (to someone)

to speak loudly to get someone's attention. Mike called out to Tom that there was a telephone call for him. I heard someone call out, but I could see no one.
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call out

1. Summon into action or service, as in The governor called out the militia. [Mid-1400s]
2. Challenge to a fight, as in To avenge the insult, Arthur called him out. This term originated with dueling and is dying out. [Early 1800s]
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call out

1. To shout: When I realized I was trapped, I called out for help. I called out from the porch for lemonade.
2. To say something in a loud voice; announce something: The announcer called out the names of the runners as they crossed the finish line. The conductor called the station name out as we pulled up.
3. To request the services of someone or something: The mayor called out the guard to suppress the riots. We called the veterinarian out to the farm to examine one of the calves.
4. To challenge someone or something: When I insulted his mother, he called me out.
5. To order food from a restaurant by telephone: If you don't want to cook, we can just call out for pizza.
See also: call, out
References in classic literature ?
Tierce after tierce, too, of water, and bread, and beef, and shooks of staves, and iron bundles of hoops, were hoisted out, till at last the piled decks were hard to get about; and the hollow hull echoed under foot, as if you were treading over empty catacombs, and reeled and rolled in the sea like an air-freighted demijohn.
We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors.
We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of catacombs.
They made him get out, walk along the banks of the river, and then brought him to Teresa and Luigi, who were waiting for him in the catacombs of St.
And to Adam the church service was the best channel he could have found for his mingled regret, yearning, and resignation; its interchange of beseeching cries for help with outbursts of faith and praise, its recurrent responses and the familiar rhythm of its collects, seemed to speak for him as no other form of worship could have done; as, to those early Christians who had worshipped from their childhood upwards in catacombs, the torch-light and shadows must have seemed nearer the Divine presence than the heathenish daylight of the streets.
Belzoni, worming himself through the subterranean passages of the Egyptian catacombs, could not have met with great impediments than those we here encountered.
It had been five thousand and fifty years and some months since he had been consigned to the catacombs at Eleithias.
The ruins of Caesar's Palace, Pompey's Pillar, Cleopatra's Needle, the Catacombs, and ruins of ancient Alexandria will be found worth the visit.
And he dreamed that the Holy Virgin Mother of the Kiev catacombs came to him and said, 'Believe in me and I will make you whole.
Catacombs of Paris and Rome, on the stones of the Parthenon and the
The Benton Harbor refuge was a catacomb, the entrance of which was cunningly contrived by way of a well.
We passed the night in Punta Alta, and I employed myself in searching for fossil bones; this point being a perfect catacomb for monsters of extinct races.
When he has satisfied himself, in general and in detail, that it was made by such a person as he, so armed and so motived, and to ends to which he himself should also have worked, the problem is solved; his thought lives along the whole line of temples and sphinxes and catacombs, passes through them all with satisfaction, and they live again to the mind, or are now.
The glories of Thebes and Balbec--columns, catacombs, and pyramids
It was the Tomb of many fortunes; the Great Catacomb of investment; the memorable United States Bank.