Definition of 'summon'
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It took me a long time to summon up the courage to ask her out though! The Sun (2008)The hope was that a team facing mass defections would summon one big effort. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can our heroine summon her courage and save the day? The Sun (2014)Can he finally summon up the courage to say what he really feels? The Sun (2009)He has been summoned to court for the third time in two weeks for doing this act of charity. Christianity Today (2000)Some of the civilian lorry drivers involved in the operation get drunk to summon the courage to make the run. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She summoned super strength to pull a locked washing machine door open and grab a wet curtain to douse the flames. The Sun (2007)And in recent weeks she has taken to sitting for hours outside his house trying to summon the strength to confront him. The Sun (2010)Other walkers heard his friend's calls and summoned help. The Sun (2014)Two councillors in Birmingham have been summoned to court over their unpaid council tax. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His first thought was to summon the Court again and ride out to war. A Time of War (1993)Against dark skies, we must summon the strength to commit to a brighter future. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It summoned the courage to try again but got the same short shrift as it tried to grab chicken necks left for the cat. The Sun (2010)A little miracle that we summoned the strength to fight back. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I jumped back before summoning up the courage to look closer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He added that the generals had been summoned before a court martial after officers loyal to the Government turned them in. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But once an offender was summoned to court, being in breach of his tagging conditions would not add to his punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was unbelievable what happened - a little miracle that we summoned the strength to fight back and win from that position. The Sun (2008)After paying emergency tax he found himself almost a third worse off than when he was on benefits and was summoned to court for council tax arrears. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Leaving the 17th green and walking up to the next tee, he summoned one last effort. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has to make it plain to them, and afterwards to the wider party, that he will heed the call if summoned. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Calls to summon help for people who had fainted had risen 30 per cent and for those with chest pain by 29 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'summon'
British English: summon VERB
If you summon someone, you order them to come to you.
He summoned a doctor and hurried over.
Definition of summon from the Collins English Dictionary
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