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Noun: callback  'kol,bak
  1. A request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    - recall
Noun: call-back  'kol,bak
  1. A return call
     
  2. The recall of an employee after a layoff
Verb: call back  kol bak
  1. Cause to be returned
    "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt";
    - recall, call in, withdraw
     
  2. Have and bring to mind a memory of something; bring back knowledge from memory
    - remember, retrieve, recall, call up, recollect, think
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Summon to return
    "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession";
    - recall

Derived forms: call-backs, callbacks, calls back, called back, calling back

Type of: answer, asking, call, employment, engagement, phone call, reply, request, respond, send for, take, telephone call

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