call up

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call up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (telecommunications)
a. llamar
I called up and asked for room service.Llamé y pedí servicio a la habitación.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to bring to mind)
a. traer a la memoria
The smell of the ocean and diesel fuel called up memories of my childhood.El olor a mar y diésel me trajo a la memoria recuerdos de mi niñez.
3. (telecommunications)
a. llamar
I can't believe that guy had the nerve to call me up after three years to ask for money.No me puedo creer que ese tipo haya tenido las agallas de llamarme después de tres años para pedirme dinero.
4. (military)
a. llamar a filas
The draft board has called up 500,000 soldiers.La junta de reclutamiento ha llamado a filas a 500,000 soldados.
b. reclutar
The army will need to call up as many soldiers as possible.El ejército necesitará reclutar a tantos soldados como sea posible.
5. (to ask to take part in)
a. citar
The school called me up for an exam on the weekend.La escuela me citó para un examen el fin de semana.
b. convocar
The national team coach called up the players to the national team.El entrenador del equipo nacional convocó a los jugadores a la selección nacional.
6. (to bring forth)
a. armarse
Tanya called up her courage and raised her hand to volunteer.Tanya se armó de valor y levantó la mano para ser voluntaria.
7. (computing) (United Kingdom)
a. acceder
Give me a moment to call up your account, please.Dame un momento para acceder a tu cuenta, por favor.
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call up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (reinforcements)
a. pedir
2. (on phone)
a. llamar
b. hablar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (military)
a. llamar a filas, reclutar (draft)
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call up
transitive verb
1 (Mil) llamar para el servicio militar
2 (Telec) llamar (por teléfono)
3 [+memories] traer a la memoria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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