English verb: call back
|1.||call back (possession) cause to be returned|
|Samples||Recall the defective auto tires.|
The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt.
|Synonyms||call in, recall, withdraw|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|2.||call back (cognition) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection|
|Samples||I can't remember saying any such thing.|
I can't think what her last name was.
Can you remember her phone number?.
Do you remember that he once loved you?.
Call up memories.
|Synonyms||call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing
|Narrower (hyponym)||brush up, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review|
|Antonyms||blank out, draw a blank, forget, block|
|3.||call back (communication) return or repeat a telephone call|
|Samples||I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?.|
She left a message but the contractor never called back.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||answer, reply, respond|
|4.||call back (communication) summon to return|
|Samples||The ambassador was recalled to his country.|
The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||call, send for|