from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of summoning reserve military personnel to active service.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of call up.


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  • "It's pretty sweet, and it just gives you the taste for more," said Desharnais, who didn't become a full-time NHLer until he was 24 and a fresh call-up from the American Hockey League this time last year.

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  • After 4 1/2 seasons in the minors, Taylor termed his call-up "a feeling of semi-relief but more vindication for all the sacrifice it takes to do this," specifically mentioning the sacrifices his parents and sister made for him.

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  • Zuccarello, a rookie from Norway, tallied 13 points in his first 19 games after his December call-up but hadn't scored a goal since March 6.

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  • Getting a call-up to England would be "a great honour for me and my family" – although going to the Euro 2012 would entail a tactical reshuffle chez Ruddy: "I've got my wedding in June so I'd have to ask the missus," he said.

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  • Instead Wheater – who courtesy of a splendid block on Bellamy and the reduction of Carroll to a study in frustrated despair reprised the form that once earned him an England call-up – headed down for Gretar Steinsson to volley Bolton's third.

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  • He began this season at the team's Triple-A affiliate in Fresno, going 7-1 with a 3.16 earned-run average to earn himself a call-up.

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  • The call-up represented the most candid admission so far of the inefficacy of his squad selections and starting line-ups, particularly in the areas of Brazil's attacking midfield and striker combinations.

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  • Ivan Nova blossomed into New York's No. 2 starter, and Jesus Montero made the most of his September call-up.

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  • The call-up for the England squad of Wolves' Matt Jarvis might even suggest that living close to the brink is the making of some footballers.

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  • Manager Lou Piniella, on whether the call-up of SS Starlin Castro would spark his team.

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