call roll

call (the) roll

In a group setting, to call out each person's name from a list to see if they are present or absent. I haven't called roll yet, but it looks like a lot of kids are absent from school today. Suzy, please call the roll, I need to step out for a moment.
See also: call, roll

call (the) roll

 and take (the) roll
to call the names of people from a list of those enrolled, expecting them to reply if they are present. After I call the roll, please open your books to page 12. I will take roll, and then we will do arithmetic.
See also: call, roll
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The first challenge: Half of the kids don't have the capacity to sit long enough for the teachers to call roll.
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The Clarent/Integra5 demonstration will highlight caller ID information on the TV while the user is watching a TV program, and allows users to either answer the call or let the call roll over to a unified messaging system.
The movie depicts an extraordinary series of events leading up to the loss of the divers -- incompetent crew, divers ignoring their training, lack of procedures to count heads or call roll.
The nurse can then answer as if he or she is on a regular call; if the nurse is not available, the call rolls over to a nurse aid.
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IP telephony needs a way to associate IP addresses with phone numbers, as well as rules fur what to do when a phone call rolls over to voice mail.
The 1-800-ABANDON number is staffed by three operators; if these operators are on other calls, the incoming call rolls over to the Meter Hot Line, which is staffed by three operators.
The corner to the side of the call rolls up at the snap, while the corner away from the call sprints to the deep third on his side of the field.