call-out

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb
    (written as call out)
    to ask a person or an organisation to give help
  • phrasal verb
    (written as call out)
    to tell workers to stop work to show they have an official disagreement with the management of the business
  • phrasal verb
    (written as call out)
    to challenge somebody to a duel or fight
  • phrasal verb
    (written as call out)
    to ask somebody, e.g. a doctor or someone whose job is to repair things, to come to your house and deal with an emergency

Military

  • noun an act of deploying a force in response to an incident or threat
  • verb
    (written as call out)
    to deploy a force in response to an incident or threat

Publishing

  • noun a piece of text which identifies some part of an illustration, often connected to that part by an arrow or line
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