call someone names

call someone names
insult someone verbally.
name

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • call someone names — call (someone) names to use impolite or unpleasant words to describe someone. I was afraid that if I wore glasses to school, the other kids would call me names. It s a good thing he didn t hear me earlier I was calling him all the names under the …   New idioms dictionary

  • call someone names — I see name II insult someone verbally …   Useful english dictionary

  • call names — call (someone) names to use impolite or unpleasant words to describe someone. I was afraid that if I wore glasses to school, the other kids would call me names. It s a good thing he didn t hear me earlier I was calling him all the names under the …   New idioms dictionary

  • call — call1 [ kɔl ] verb *** ▸ 1 ask/tell someone to come ▸ 2 shout to someone ▸ 3 telephone someone ▸ 4 describe someone/something ▸ 5 use a name for someone/something ▸ 6 say/announce something loudly ▸ 7 organize something ▸ 8 of animals ▸ 9 say… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • call */*/*/ — I UK [kɔːl] / US [kɔl] verb Word forms call : present tense I/you/we/they call he/she/it calls present participle calling past tense called past participle called 1) a) [transitive] to use a particular name or title for someone call someone… …   English dictionary

  • call — [kôl] vt. [ME callen < Late OE ceallian & or < ON kalla < IE base * gal , to scream, shriek > Brythonic galw, call, Ger klage & (?) MIr gall, swan] 1. to say or read in a loud tone; shout; announce [to call the names of stations] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • call — 1 vt 1: to announce or recite loudly call ed the civil trial list 2: to admit (a person) as a barrister was call ed to the bar 3: to demand payment of esp. by formal notice call …   Law dictionary

  • call — call1 W1S1 [ko:l US ko:l] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(telephone)¦ 2¦(describe)¦ 3¦(have a name)¦ 4¦(give somebody/something a name)¦ 5¦(ask/order by speaking)¦ 6¦(arrange)¦ 7¦(say/shout)¦ 8 call yourself something 9 call the shots/tune …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • call — 1 verb HAVE/USE A NAME 1 (T) be called sth to have a particular name or title: They have a three year old son called Matthew. | What was that book called? 2 (T) to use a particular name or title when you speak to someone: My name s Alan, but you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • call out — verb 1. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy (Freq. 12) I won! he exclaimed Help! she cried I m here, the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost • Syn: ↑exclaim, ↑cry, ↑cry out, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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