from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a return call, especially a telephone call.
- n. the recall of an employee to work after a layoff.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. summon to return
- v. cause to be returned
- v. return or repeat a telephone call
- v. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
- n. a return call
- n. the recall of an employee after a layoff
- n. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I pushed the call-back button as the doors slid closed, abandoning me in the darkness, and a shiver ran over me, one I tried to ignore.
Turning in the direction of the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Liberty Square, the cadence of "Left, left, left, right, left," was paused by a call-back chant of, "Hold your heads and hold them high, the 99 percent is passing by."
•So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, 8 ET/PT) leaves the auditions behind tonight and moves on to the call-back round.
I had been on my agent, Sarah Ramaker, saying that I was looking for a more challenging role that would better show my acting capabilities, and it seemed timely that this call-back came around as I was getting my head straight.
Danny Pudi's cameo as an eavesdropping Abed (returning a Community favor and realizing a plot point from a past episode) got the most attention, but I loved the Scrubs call-back of Ted Buckland's (Sam Lloyd) guest shot, as a guy who can take any song ("Love Shack," "The Trolley Song") and make it sadder.
Still, if you're finding Lost especially hard to follow, that may be because you're trying too hard to follow it, to catch every call-back reference, or worse, to get ahead of where the story is going.
Well, it uses a call-back system -- remember the telephone operator?
It's a wonderful death scene as Boyd turns the tables, shooting Devil in the chest a call-back to his own injury in Justified's first season and lamenting, "All I ever asked for was your loyalty, was I not entitled to that?"
The girls, 6 to 12 years old, will hand over a photo, sing without instrumental accompaniment and hope for a call-back for the late 2012 production.
A simple and classic way to end humorous writing is with a call-back.