call away(redirected from call them 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!
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?