- To raise doubts about.
- To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the day or at least for the present.
- To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the night.
- To stop working or trying; quit.
- To speak to or about another in offensive terms.
Other Word Forms of Call
Origin of Call
From Middle English callen, from Old English ceallian (“to call, shout”) and Old Norse kalla (“to call, shout”); both from Proto-Germanic *kalzōną (“to call, shout”), from Proto-Indo-European *gal(o)s-, *glōs-, *golH-so- (“voice, cry”). Cognate with Scots call, caw, ca (“to call, cry, shout”), Dutch kallen (“to chat, talk”), German kallen (“to scream, talk loudly, talk too much”), Swedish kalla (“to call, refer to, beckon”), Norwegian kalle (“to call, name”), Icelandic kalla (“to call, shout, name”), Latin glōria (“fame, honour, glory”), Welsh galw (“to call, demand”), Polish głos (“voice”), Lithuanian gal̃sas (“echo”). More at glory.
Middle English callen probably from Old Norse kalla gal- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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