call someone collect

American
to make a phone call that is paid for by the person who receives the call. The British expression is reverse the charges.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • collect — col|lect1 [ kə lekt ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to get things and keep them together for a particular reason: A lot of families collect newspapers for recycling. a ) to get and keep objects because they are interesting or valuable: I didn t know… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • collect — I UK [kəˈlekt] / US verb Word forms collect : present tense I/you/we/they collect he/she/it collects present participle collecting past tense collected past participle collected *** 1) [transitive] to get things and keep them together for a… …   English dictionary

  • call — call1 W1S1 [ko:l US ko:l] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(telephone)¦ 2¦(describe)¦ 3¦(have a name)¦ 4¦(give somebody/something a name)¦ 5¦(ask/order by speaking)¦ 6¦(arrange)¦ 7¦(say/shout)¦ 8 call yourself something 9 call the shots/tune …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Call — An option that gives the right to buy the underlying futures contract. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. call call 1 [kɔːl ǁ kɒːl] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to telephone someone: • She called the airport to ask about… …   Financial and business terms

  • call — The period at market opening or closing during which futures contract prices are established by auction. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary An option that grants the holder the right to purchase an instrument in the future at a price established… …   Financial and business terms

  • call — 1 verb HAVE/USE A NAME 1 (T) be called sth to have a particular name or title: They have a three year old son called Matthew. | What was that book called? 2 (T) to use a particular name or title when you speak to someone: My name s Alan, but you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • collect — ▪ I. collect col‧lect 1 [kəˈlekt] verb [transitive] 1. BANKING collect cheques to arrange for cheques to be paid: • The district banks provide a variety of services for commercial banks, including collecting and clearing cheques. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • collect — col|lect1 W2S1 [kəˈlekt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bring together)¦ 2¦(keep objects)¦ 3¦(rent/debts/taxes)¦ 4¦(money to help people)¦ 5¦(increase in amount)¦ 6¦(win something)¦ 7 collect yourself/collect your thoughts 8¦(take somebody/something from a place)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • collect — 1 verb 1 BRING TOGETHER (T) to get things of the same type from different places and bring them together: Researchers spent 6 months collecting facts and figures. | Could you collect some branches for a fire? 2 KEEP OBJECTS (T) to get and keep… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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