call out

  1. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
    `I won!' he exclaimed
    `Help!' she cried
  2. challenge to a duel
    Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton
  3. call out loudly, as of names or numbers
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How To Use call out In A Sentence

  • And so he had grown in the warmth of his parents 'love, trained in what we call outdoor sports, but which are life itself to the Arab, until at fourteen no one could surpass him in running or horsemanship or spear-throwing, whilst with rifle or revolver he could clip the hair off the top of a man's head, the which strenuous accomplishments he balanced in passing his leisure moments in the gentle arts of verse-making and even music, in spite of the latter being condemned by religion; also did he learn to converse in foreign tongues. Desert Love
  • As we walk past the High Court in Glasgow, passers-by call out affectionately to him and he returns the banter.
  • This is also the time of year to carry out maintenance on existing systems, to save having to call out an emergency plumber in the depths of winter.
  • The autocratic government call out the army to suppress the workers'strike.
  • When you are overtaking another cyclist, call out if necessary and don't cut in too sharply. Times, Sunday Times
  • The typical kind of call outs we are getting involve groups of youths gathering together.
  • Donato Dalrymple, one of the men who rescued Elián, takes on an expression of sanctity when crowds call out to himPescador! Dream State
  • She will allow you to pick her up and also cuddle and snuzzle against you if you call out to her. Archive 2007-03-01
  • Almost instantly from the next aisle over I heard a voice call out "Bless you" and then another and another and yet another .
  • She was contemplating whether or not she wanted to stop at the local coffee shop to get an iced mocha latte when she heard someone call out her name.
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