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call out

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Definition


To challenge someone.

Context : Social Life
Category: Slang, Vernacular
Semantic: challenge

Usage of “call out”

  1. He is just being fake. You should call him out on that.

  2. Don't walk around trying to look tough. Someone might call you out.

Examples of idiom “call out” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Kmauri_CTE'
    Kmauri_CTE:

    Man.. Maywether needs to call out Pacman b4 he retires.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'delajed'
    delajed:

    I think it's time someone on the Raptors publicly call out Chris Bosh.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'baysponge'
    baysponge:

    Ed Schultz calls out Glen Beck on his show @ issued a challenge to Beck to a "conversation" at the location of his choice. Is Beck a coward?