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call back

 
Noun call back has 2 senses
  1. recall, callback - a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    --1 is a kind of call, phone call, telephone call; request, asking
    Derived forms: verb call back3, verb call back1
  2. call-back - the recall of an employee after a layoff
    --2 is a kind of employment, engagement
    Derived form: verb call back4
Verb call back has 4 senses
  1. recall, call in, call back, withdraw - cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    --1 is one way to take
    Derived form: noun callback1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think - recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  3. call back - return or repeat a telephone call; "I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?"; "She left a message but the contractor never called back"
    --3 is one way to
    answer, reply, respond
    Derived form: noun call-back1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. recall, call back - summon to return; "The ambassador was recalled to his country"; "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
    --4 is one way to call, send for
    Derived form: noun call-back2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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