Phrasal Verbs — Call (around, back, off, on, up)

Phrasal Verbs using CALL…




call around

phone many different places/people

We called around but we weren’t able to find the car part we needed.

call someone back

return a phone call

I called the company back but the offices were closed for the weekend.

call something off


Jason called the wedding off because he wasn’t in love with his fiancé.

call on someone

ask for an answer or opinion

The professor called on me for question 1.

call on someone

visit someone

We called on you last night but you weren’t home.

call someone up


Give me your phone number and I will call you up when we are in town.