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call around

1. To call multiple places or people to try to get information about something. Oh, thank goodness you're OK! I've been calling around trying to find out where you were! I have no idea why the street is closed, but I'll call around and get some answers.
2. To invite someone to one's home. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "call" and "around." I do want Bill to see our new place! I've called him around many times, but he's always busy.
See also: around, call

call around (about someone or something)

to telephone a number of different people in succession about something. I'll call around about Tom and see if I can find out anything.
See also: around, call

call around

v.
1. To telephone several people, usually to get or give some information: I called around to all the hospitals trying to locate my injured friend.
2. To invite someone for a visit, especially by calling them on the telephone: I've been trying to call you around for dinner, but you never seem to be home!
See also: around, call
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Calling around - can't believe I can't get it here.
Calling around to Canadian leaders of various Christian denominations, he asked them all to explain how they understood that Jesus could be both true man and true God.
How many NFL teams were calling around to various prisons in Stockton trying to find out about the availability of that nut-job parent who made Video Clip Hall of Fame by going Ray Lewis on that 13-year-old kid during the cheap-shot-filled youth football game?
Soon after, sources tell "Who's Who," Hunter and Rangel repeatedly mid Massa that, given his friendship with Clark, he could no longer work at the committee, but when reporters from a few big-name newspapers heard the story and began calling around, Hunter claimed that Massa had never actually been fired.
And by calling around I found out that the building was owned by the Postal Service, which had deep pockets and took care of the tax-free requirement.
When we got back to California, we started calling around to nursing homes to see if could play.
Historically, oil traders have juggled numerous phones while calling around to get the latest market prices and hoping that their call goes through so they can make the deal.
He did the usual, calling around the league to get input from other managers and doing the math to ensure everyone was represented, and then he made his selections public.
A pop insider revealed: "God forbid but we're thinking of calling around the hospitals.
Similar to the 800 numbers Americans love to dial in the United States, the new phone numbers will for the first time facilitate free calling around the world.
When the need is greater than the supply, she said, the hospital pharmacy has to resort to calling around to other nearby hospitals that might have some tetanus available.
The Falcons also were calling around the league on Tuesday to inquire about trade possibilities.
She and her grandson started frantically calling around to see whether he'd been in an accident, and were watching the TV news when they saw a picture of Kremper's overturned Mustang on the screen and realized the worst.
She began calling around to nonemergency ambulance companies about four days before Thanksgiving, waiting until the last minute because she was not sure how her ailing husband was going to be feeling.
After a few days of calling around and basically getting nowhere, Jacki finally reached an employee in city maintenance who said he remembered taking the call of the tree falling on her car and dispatching the crew.