call in someone

call in someone
call in (someone) to demand that someone come to do something specific.

The mayor called in the police to provide extra security for the conference.

I can't afford to call the plumber in every day!


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  • call on someone — call on (someone) 1. to ask someone to do something. The governor called on the public to use less water during this dry weather. The teacher called on me with a tough question, and I didn t know the answer. 2. to visit someone. Part of my job… …   New idioms dictionary

  • call up someone — call up (someone) 1. to order soldiers to begin active service. The secretary of defense called up more reserves, which brings the total number of troops on active duty to 29,000. 2. to choose someone to play at a higher rank of a sport. Herman… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay a call on someone — pay a call on (someone/something) to go somewhere to see someone or something. The president paid a call on US troops stationed in the region on Sunday. Related vocabulary: pay someone/something a visit …   New idioms dictionary

  • call on/upon — [phrasal verb] 1 call on/upon (someone or something) : to ask (someone or something) to do something : to say that someone or something should do something followed by to + verb The opposition has called on/upon the governor to resign. [=the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • call on — (someone) 1. to ask someone to do something. The governor called on the public to use less water during this dry weather. The teacher called on me with a tough question, and I didn t know the answer. 2. to visit someone. Part of my job was to go… …   New idioms dictionary

  • call in — (someone) to demand that someone come to do something specific. The mayor called in the police to provide extra security for the conference. I can t afford to call the plumber in every day! …   New idioms dictionary

  • call up — (someone) 1. to order soldiers to begin active service. The secretary of defense called up more reserves, which brings the total number of troops on active duty to 29,000. 2. to choose someone to play at a higher rank of a sport. Herman was… …   New idioms dictionary

  • call — call1 [ kɔl ] verb *** ▸ 1 ask/tell someone to come ▸ 2 shout to someone ▸ 3 telephone someone ▸ 4 describe someone/something ▸ 5 use a name for someone/something ▸ 6 say/announce something loudly ▸ 7 organize something ▸ 8 of animals ▸ 9 say… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • call — call1 W1S1 [ko:l US ko:l] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(telephone)¦ 2¦(describe)¦ 3¦(have a name)¦ 4¦(give somebody/something a name)¦ 5¦(ask/order by speaking)¦ 6¦(arrange)¦ 7¦(say/shout)¦ 8 call yourself something 9 call the shots/tune …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • call — 1 verb HAVE/USE A NAME 1 (T) be called sth to have a particular name or title: They have a three year old son called Matthew. | What was that book called? 2 (T) to use a particular name or title when you speak to someone: My name s Alan, but you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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