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cold call

  
     ( cold calls    plural & 3rd person present)   ( cold calling    present participle)   ( cold called    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   If someone makes a cold call, they telephone or visit someone they have never contacted, without making an appointment, in order to try and sell something.  
She had worked as a call centre operator making cold calls for time-share holidays.     
2       verb   To cold call means to make a cold call.  
You should refuse to meet anyone who cold calls with an offer of financial advice.      V, Also V n  
  cold calling      n-uncount  
We will adhere to strict sales ethics, with none of the cold calling that has given the industry such a bad name.     
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cold

  

      adj  
1    arctic, biting, bitter, bleak, brumal, chill, chilly, cool, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, harsh, icy, inclement, parky     (Brit. informal)   raw, wintry  
2    benumbed, chilled, chilly, freezing, frozen to the marrow, numbed, shivery  
3    affectless, aloof, apathetic, cold-blooded, dead, distant, frigid, glacial, indifferent, inhospitable, lukewarm, passionless, phlegmatic, reserved, spiritless, standoffish, stony, undemonstrative, unfeeling, unmoved, unresponsive, unsympathetic  
      n  
4    chill, chilliness, coldness, frigidity, frostiness, iciness, inclemency  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    balmy, heated, hot, mild, sunny, warm  
3    alive, animated, caring, compassionate, conscious, demonstrative, emotional, friendly, loving, open, passionate, responsive, spirited, sympathetic, warm  


cold-blooded     
barbarous, brutal, callous, cruel, dispassionate, heartless, inhuman, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, savage, steely, stony-hearted, unemotional, unfeeling, unmoved  
  
Antonyms     
   caring, charitable, civilized, concerned, emotional, feeling, friendly, humane, involved, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, open, passionate, sensitive, warm  
cold-hearted     
callous, detached, frigid, hardhearted, harsh, heartless, indifferent, inhuman, insensitive, stony-hearted, uncaring, unfeeling, unkind, unsympathetic  
cold-heartedness     
callousness, chilliness, coldness, detachment, flintiness, frigidity, frigidness, hardheartedness, harshness, heartlessness, indifference, inhumanity, insensitiveness, insensitivity, mercilessness, pitilessness, steeliness, stony-heartedness, unfeelingness, unkindness, unresponsiveness  
ice-cold     
arctic, biting, bitter, chilled to the bone or marrow, freezing, frozen, glacial, icy, raw, refrigerated, shivering  

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n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
v.
declare that you're done with work or other activity, and that you want to go out or rest or go to bed
[Fig.];[Fam.]
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
n.
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
o.
Online or digital asset or value in cyberspace is simply call virtual property.
[Tech.];[Leg.] online digital assets
n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
[Bus.]
n.
Physician Led management of Medical Emergencies from Emergency Call to Hospital intensive Care and GP emergencies in a SAMU in a global Integrated EMS
Medical term
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