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?
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References in classic literature ?
Here we had been inevitably taken had not a man called to us from the shore and informed us that among those fishing-boats there, some crusiers would make us a prize.
"When we were come within six yards of their boat they called to us to stay, and not to approach further, which we did.
"The spirits of our ancestors were lonely, and they called to us," is how Pio Cruz, an Amyra Indian from Bolivia, explained his community's search for their sacred ceremonial weavings.