call the police
This page is about the collocation call the police
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to telephone the police, esp. in an emergency
- When I realised we'd been robbed, I called the police.
- Why didn't the neighbours call the police when they heard her screams?
Related collocations include "call emergency services", "call an ambulance", "call the fire brigade" and "call the fire department"
I couldn't call the police because
Contributor: Matt Errey