- To retrieve from personal or computer memory.
2017 July 27, Tony Leondis, “The Emoji Movie is Inside Out crossed with a Sony commercial and dunked in toxic ooze”, in The Onion AV Club:
- The Emoji Movie takes place in “Textopolis,” where emojis maintain their assigned expression with no deviation, waiting to be called up for their on-screen appearance as needed.
- (idiomatic) To call on the telephone.
- To select e.g. to a sports squad.
- Dean Ashton was called up to the England squad for the first time.
- ring up (to call on the telephone)
to retrieve from memory