I have been studying English by reading The Avengers script. Here are two passages.
The Avengers look up, watching as more Leviathans and hundreds of warriors fly through the portal.
— Natasha: G... Guys?
— Stark: Call it, Captain.
— Captain: All right, listen up. [blah blah]
Seeing that Captain starts ordering each of them, does call it mean "order it"? In any case I don't see what "it" means here. Could you explain this to me?
— Fury: Agent Coulson is down.
— Other: A medical team is on its way to your location.
— Fury: They're here. They called it.
— All: ...
When Fury says "they called it", I guess it maybe means "they said he is dead already". Call = "say", it = "death"? Did I understand right?
Also, can down mean "dead"? When my father passed away, can I say "my father was down" instead?