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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.
    Synonyms: pop in, call on
    I'll call in this afternoon to pick up my prescription.
  3. (transitive) To summon someone, especially for help or advice.
    Synonym: summon
    The government called in the army to deal with the riots.
  4. (transitive) To withdraw something from sale or circulation.
    Synonym: recall