verb (tr, adverb)
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Words nearby call down
Example sentences from the Web for call down
He waited at home and gave me a love of a call-down for my dissipation.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
Never gives me any call-down for shuntin' him off the way I did and makin' him miss most of the show.Torchy|Sewell Ford
Throw out your chest and look happy when you get a call-down.The Khaki Boys at Camp Sterling|Josephine Chase
We had a call-down from our Captain and have been looking for a chance to apologize.The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest|Margaret Vandercook
To do Van Sluyd justice, however, he took the call-down in good part and knuckled to at the practical end of his training.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Idioms and Phrases with call down
Invoke, as from heaven; for example, He called down the wrath of God. [Early 1800s]
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.