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Overview of noun call-back

The noun call-back has 2 senses

  • call-back -- (a return call)

  • call-back -- (the recall of an employee after a layoff)

The noun callback has 1 sense

  • recall, callback -- (a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair))

Overview of verb call-back

The verb call back has 4 senses

  • recall, call in, call back, withdraw -- (cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt")

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • 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")