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  Definition of call down
  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger''s car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
  2. evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
Similar Words: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

 

Hyponyms: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down, curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict, bless

 

Grouped Verbs: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up

 

Derivational Morphology: chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand, lecture, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker, evocation, summoning, invocation, conjuring, conjuration, conjury, magician, prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror, illusionist, incantation

 

 
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