HyperDic: call_down

English > 2 senses of the expression call down:
VERBcreationcall down, raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthsummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
communicationcall down, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
English > call down: 2 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "call down the spirits from the mountain"
Synonymsraise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
NarrowerblessGive a benediction to
curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledictwish harm upon
Broadercall up, summonCause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively
Similar toprovoke, evoke, call forth, kick upEvoke or provoke to appear or occur
Spanishagitar, conjurar, despertar, evocar, exponer, invitar, invocar, llamar, recaudar, remover, revolver, traer
Catalaninvocar
English > call down: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcensure severely or angrily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
Narrowerchastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctcensure severely
tell off, brush downreprimand
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre

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