call to (someone)

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call to (someone)

To shout to someone in an attempt to draw attention to oneself. I called to my best friend when I saw her walking down the street, but she had headphones on and couldn't hear me. I had so many grocery bags to bring inside that I had to call to my husband to come help.
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call to someone

to shout to get someone's attention. I called to Fred, but he didn't hear me. Did you hear me call to you?
See also: call
References in classic literature ?
Let us turn our backs upon duty and abandon ourselves to the delights and advantages which beckon from every grove and call to us from every shining hill.
"I may not be able to do magic myself, but I can call to us a powerful friend who loves me because I own the Love Magnet, and this friend surely will be able to help us."
For weeks afterward, whenever Jake and I met Antonia on her way to the post-office, or going along the road with her work-team, she would clap her hands and call to us in a spiteful, crowing voice:
"She had only just spoken those cruel words when there came a call to us from Mr.
They call to us for aid, though our ears are not open; they say, 'Forget us not' When they see the spirit of this Mohican toiling after them with his burden, they will know we are of that mind.
Summary: Seoul [South Korea], May 7 (ANI): South Korea President Moon Jae-in is likely to place a call to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the rise in tension in the Korean peninsula region after the recent weapon tests by North Korea.
He said: "I can understand why they don't do that as they're trying to keep it as tight as they can, but I think the time for a call to us would have been after she had spoken to her own Cabinet ministers.
"It's a wake-up call to us all to redouble our efforts to make sure that we do make Northern Ireland a safer and more prosperous place, which everybody wants."
UKIP is a breath of fresh air,it is a clarion call to us all to wake up bef ore it is too late.Secondly, the stand taken by Mark Mitchell thrilled the hearts of God's people.
"Between May's Pond and the Main Pool/Marsh grass, cat-tails bow/slantwise blown--." That adds to the lyrical quality of this evocative exploration of the world as transient and singular, and its paradoxical call to us. "There are some who believe this life is meant only/For expiation, most of the rest of us live it/That way without knowing ..." McCorkle is one who knows, and, fortunately, one who reminds the rest of us.