alarm
noun
1 fear/worry
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great
growing
sudden
public

There is growing public alarm at this increase in crime.

unnecessary
VERB + ALARM
cause, create, provoke

The school's policies have caused alarm among parents.

The incident created serious public alarm.

express

Many people have expressed alarm at the plans.

PREPOSITION
in alarm

He shouted out in alarm.

to sb's alarm

To her parents' alarm, she announced that she intended to travel the world.

with alarm

The news has been greeted with alarm.

alarm about, alarm at, alarm over

There has been considerable alarm about the new proposals.

PHRASES
cause for alarm

I see no cause for alarm, as she often arrives late.

2 warning of danger
ADJECTIVE
false

The police were called, but it was a false alarm.

VERB + ALARM
give, raise, sound

The guard raised the alarm when he discovered that six prisoners had escaped.

ALARM + NOUN
call

Many birds give alarm calls to warn of danger.

3 device
ADJECTIVE
fire, smoke
burglar, intruder, security
car
panic (esp. BrE), personal, rape (BrE)

Carry a personal alarm with you and make sure you know how to use it.

radio
VERB + ALARM
set

I set my alarm for 6.30.

activate, set off, trigger, trip

Unfortunately any little noise can set off the alarm.

disable, switch off, turn off
be fitted with (BrE)

The fire brigade recommends that every house is fitted with a smoke alarm.

fit (BrE), install
test
ALARM + VERB
go off, ring, sound

The alarm went off at 7 o'clock.

Suddenly the alarm sounded and they all had to leave the building.

ALARM + NOUN
bell, clock, system
call (BrE) (wake-up call in AmE)

Book an alarm call if you need to make an early start.


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