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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Phrasal 'C'

Phrasal verbs starting with 'C' 

These are the most commonly used in everyday Spoken English.

 sb-somebody    sth-something

 call at



 call away



 call back

Return or repeat a telephone cal

"I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?"; "She left a message but the contractor never called back"

 call for

Express the need or desire for; ask for

She called for room service

 call forth



 call in

  •  to pay sb short visit
  • Summon to enter
  • Summon to a particular activity or employment
  • Make a phone call
  1. Call in next time you're in town
  2. The nurse called in the next patient.
  3. Experts were called in.
  4. "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"

 call off

Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement"

 call on/upon

Have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

"She called on her Representative to help her"

 call out

announce or say something in a loud voice

I'll call you back as soon as I hear anything.

 call up

  • Bring forward for consideration
  • Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
  1. The case was called up in court.
  2. call up memories
































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