call on

Meaning: to visit someone for a short time

Synonym: visit, drop by (informal), drop in (informal)

For example:

  • call on sb I'll call on John on my way home and see how he's doing.

  • call on sb We haven't seen Pedro for a while. Let's call on him tomorrow morning.

Quick Quiz:

If you call on someone, you

a. phone them

b. contact them

c. visit them

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