[ kawl-uhp ]
/ ˈkɔlˌʌp /
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.
Why Is It Called Soccer?In a few countries this game is referred to by names having nothing to do with balls - it is called soccer. Why do American English speakers do this?
Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Origin of call-up
First recorded in 1625–35; noun use of verb phrase call up
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