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To declare something over or done, such as to declare a medical patient dead
: surgeon called it at 1700 hours
To end a current task or end one's workday
: I've written enough definitions. I'm going to call it
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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