What is the meaning of call out?


  • Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy.
    • usage: "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
  • Call out loudly, as of names or numbers.
  • Challenge to a duel.
    • usage: "Aaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton"
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