- an order to report for active military service.
- the number of persons drafted during a specific period of time: The November call-up was set at 15,000.
- a call or urging to service.
Origin of call-up
First recorded in 1625–35; noun use of verb phrase call up
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Examples from the Web for call-up
Benny Gantz announced that training and call-up orders for reservists would be cancelled for the remainder of the year.IDF Budget Cuts Are An Opportunity In Disguise
June 10, 2013