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call down

1. To call by phone or yell to someone on a lower level of a house or building. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "down." Call down to the front desk and ask them for some more towels. I called down to my dad that the bathroom sink was still leaking.
2. To ask one to come to a lower level of a building or house. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "down." Security will call me down to meet you when you get here. I called my dad down to look at the leak in the dining room ceiling.
3. To ask one to come to a particular place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "down." I knew about the public outcry against my article, so I was not surprised to be called down to the editor's office.
4. To scold, rebuke, or reprimand someone, as for a wrongdoing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "down." My teacher called me down in front of the whole class after he caught me sticking my tongue out at him.
5. To invoke or request divine intervention. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "down." While in the throes of mourning, I called down for comfort from the heavens. I wouldn't cross a woman who converses with the spirits—who knows what kinds of punishments she can call down on us!
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call someone down

to reprimand a person; to bawl someone out. The teacher had to call down Sally in front of everybody. "I wish you wouldn't call me down in public," cried Sally.
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call something down (to someone)

to shout something to a person on a lower level. The worker called a warning down to the people below. She called down a warning to them.
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call something down

(on someone) Fig. to invoke some sort of divine punishment onto someone. The preacher sounded as though he was calling down the wrath of God on us. Moses called down a plague on the Pharoah.
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call down

1. Invoke, as from heaven; for example, He called down the wrath of God. [Early 1800s]
2. call someone down. Scold or reprimand, as in The conductor called her down for playing out of tune. [Mid-1800s] For a synonym, see dress down, def. 1.
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call down

v.
1. To shout something from a higher level to a lower one: I called down from the balcony to the people onstage.
2. To summon someone from a higher level to a lower one: I was upstairs getting dressed when my dad called me down for dinner. I waited in the bleachers until they called down my group.
3. To ask for someone's presence at some location; summon someone: The police called me down to the station to identify the robber. I was called down to the principal's office to explain why I was late.
4. To criticize or reprimand someone: The teacher called me down for being late. The grouchy boss took a cruel delight in calling down the members of the staff.
5. To invoke something, as from heaven: The prophet called down punishment on the wicked. Their sins called a plague down upon them.
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The vertical likely rolls short calls down .5 strikes and is part of an ongoing strategy in the name, with the investor selling weekly (or in this case December) upside calls throughout the trading week before the expiration, and adjusting the position when the stock ticks lower.
The vertical in the December term probably rolls long calls down one strike, as open interest is enough to cover in the 15s and not the 14s.
The three-way probably rolls long calls down from the 20-strike to the 15s and 16s.
The spread is similar to one from Tuesday: when 7.5K Mar 35 - 50 call spreads bought for $2.08 and rolled long calls down 15 strikes.
The spread likely rolls short calls down .5 strikes - 123K Oct 26th 28.5 calls trade at VWAP of 8c yesterday, as sellers opened positions, and the writing created 99.4K open interest at that strike.
The spread trades 5K total and likely rolls long calls down strike prices after recent losses in shares.
The vertical trades 30K total and appears to roll long calls down three strikes, as open interest in Dec 65 calls is enough to cover and trade history shows notable opening activity in late-September (a total of 30K from 9/21 to 9/27).