as he called for more wine

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Listenever

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Korean
Harry watched Hagrid getting redder and redder in the face as he called for more wine, finally kissing Professor McGonagall on the cheek, who, to Harry's amazement, giggled and blushed, her top hat lopsided.
(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

What does the bold-faced part mean? If it is the reason for Hagrid’s getting redder, I guess, its tense needs to be perfect one: as he had called for more wine.
 
  • waltern

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    English - USA
    He was getting redder in the face "as" (at the same time as, or while) "he called for more wine" (he called for the servers to bring him more wine) - the overall point is that he was getting a little drunk.
     
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