call away

phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive]
Word forms "call away":
present tense I/you/we/they call away he/she/it calls away present participle calling away past tense called away past participle called away
call someone away to ask someone to leave a place, usually by telephoning them or sending them a message

He was called away unexpectedly today, which is why I came to meet you instead.

be called away to do something:

The doctor has been called away to deal with an emergency.

English dictionary. 2014.

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