call up

call up  {v.}
1. To make someone think of; bring to mind; remind.
The picture of the Capitol called up memories of our class trip.
2. To tell to come (as before a court).
The district attorney called up three witnesses.
3. To bring together for a purpose; bring into action.
Jim called up all his strength, pushed past the players blocking him, and ran for a touchdown.
The army called up its reserves when war seemed near.
4. To call on the telephone.
She called up a friend just for a chat.
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