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take a call

This page is about the collocation take a call

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to answer or accept an incoming telephone call

For example

  • I'm sorry, but I have to take this call.

  • If you get a call while you're with the president, will you take it?

Quick Quiz

If you're taking a call, you're

a. talking to someone you called

b. talking to someone who called you

c. hearing a message that someone left

Contributor: Matt Errey