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    Hi,

    I am trying to find correct expressions.

    1) E.g. a service team is called because of a breakdown, but before the team arrives you will find out that you donīt need them any more, because you have already repaired it. You will contact them or their office by phone and say that they can return, i.e. you ????? call them off???

    2) How do you call a team (e.g. service team, rescue team etc.) which drives to the place where its services are needed. I need a word that expresses the fact that they do not solve the problems by phone or similar means, but that they go to the place every time. (something like "flying squad", but I think that this is not the right one)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to find correct expressions.

    1) E.g. a service team is called because of a breakdown, but before the team arrives you will find out that you donīt need them any more, because you have already repaired it. You will contact them or their office by phone and say that they can return, i.e. you ????? call them off???

    2) How do you call a team (e.g. service team, rescue team etc.) which drives to the place where its services are needed. I need a word that expresses the fact that they do not solve the problems by phone or similar means, but that they go to the place every time. (something like "flying squad", but I think that this is not the right one)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    For 1) revoke, retract, annul, cancel your call? You send them back?
    For 2) you mean someone who gives 'on the spot assistance'?

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    Yes, those who provide on the spot help, so they always have to go to the place, usually by car. So isnīt there something like e.g. "drive out squad" or something like that?

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    In Malta there is 'a roadside assistance team'.
    RMF is structured into three parts: a technical section, a roadside assistance team (available 24 hours a day, every day), and the administration, with its receptionists on call at any time of the day and night.
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