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  • v. To communicate with a base etc, by telephone.
  • v. To summon someone, especially for help or advice.
  • v. To withdraw something from sale or circulation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. summon to enter
  • v. cause to be returned
  • v. demand payment of (a loan)
  • v. pay a brief visit
  • v. summon to a particular activity or employment
  • v. take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
  • v. make a phone call


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  • Shortly after the Bhutto hit, the Pakistani government released a transcript of a phone call in which Mehsud yukked it up with a mullah crony, crowing: Congratulations to you.

    The Longest War

  • A close call in a tight game went against them, and a bunch of Montreal Expo players rushed out of the dugout to confront the umpire.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • Their mission was to link up with the three Afghan warlords in the Tora Bora area, in particular Hazarat Ali, and provide them tactical advice and intelligence and above all accurately map out the al-Qaeda hideouts in the mountains and then call in American airstrikes.

    The Longest War

  • It prefers that its ships call in to Bengal before proceeding to Wampoa, why I do not know.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “He had not had time to call in the assistance of a Parisian hatter and tailor,” writes M. de Molinari, “and with his long hair, his tiny hat, his ample frockcoat and his family umbrella, you would have been apt to mistake him for an honest peasant who came to town for the first time to see the metropolis.”

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • In early November Berntsen was liasing with the leaders of the Northern Alliance and helping to call in the airstrikes on the Taliban front lines on the Shomali Plains, north of Kabul.

    The Longest War

  • The Green Berets did call in airstrikes but were not allowed to engage in firefights with al-Qaeda because of concerns that the battle would turn into a “meat grinder.”

    The Longest War

  • His plan was to stake out some higher ground with those guerrillas outside of Tarin Kowt and call in airstrikes from there onto the fast-approaching Taliban convoy.

    The Longest War

  • After all, a terrorist organization like the Irish Republican Army would call in warnings before its attacks and its largest massacre only killed twenty-nine people.

    The Longest War

  • He wondered if there was another solution, if there was someone who could spend nights with her and call in to check on her throughout the day, and he thought that he would ask Nancy Brophy when he next came down.

    The Empty Family


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