call in

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See also: callin, call-in, and callin'



call in (third-person singular simple present calls in, present participle calling in, simple past and past participle called in)

  1. (intransitive) To communicate with a base etc, by telephone.
    I was too unwell to work yesterday so I called in sick.
  2. (intransitive) To pay a short visit.
    I'll call in this afternoon to pick up my prescription.
  3. (transitive) To summon someone, especially for help or advice.
    The government called in the army to deal with the riots.
  4. (transitive) To withdraw something from sale or circulation.