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verb (tr, adverb)
to request or invoketo call down God's anger
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call down

1

Invoke, as from heaven; for example, He called down the wrath of God. [Early 1800s]

2

call someone down. Scold or reprimand, as in The conductor called her down for playing out of tune. [Mid-1800s] For a synonym, see dress down, def. 1.

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