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get a call

This page is about the collocation get a call

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to receive a telephone call from somebody

For example

  • He got a call in the meeting and left to take it.

  • My boyfriend keeps getting all these calls. I wish he'd turn off his phone for a while.

Note:
Other collocations about communication include "get a (text) message", "get an email", "get a note", "get a letter", "get a memo", etc.

Quick Quiz

If you got a call from someone,

a. they called you

b. you called them

c. you called each other

Contributor: Matt Errey