alert
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noun
ADJECTIVE
heightened, high

The country has put its troops on high alert.

full
amber, orange, red, yellow

His sudden disappearance triggered a red alert among his friends.

nationwide
bomb, fire, flood, pollution, security, terror

A security alert was issued after four men escaped from the prison.

email

Receive regular email alerts about breaking news.

VERB + ALERT
issue, put out, raise, sound

They rang the bells to sound the alert.

spark (esp. BrE), trigger
call off

The alert was called off when it was found that the bomb was not live.

ALERT + VERB
go out

A nationwide alert went out for three escaped prisoners.

PREPOSITION
on the alert
alert for

You should always be on the alert for anyone who looks suspicious.

PHRASES
be on full alert

The security forces are now on full alert.

place sb on alert, put sb on alert

Thousands of police were put on full alert at all main roads leading to the city.

keep sb on alert
a state of alert

The army was yesterday placed on a state of alert in case of more riots.

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verb
Alert is used with these nouns as the object: ↑authority, ↑police, ↑press
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adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem
become
remain, stay
keep sb

The machine should help to keep the pilot alert.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
fully
immediately, instantly, suddenly

There was a noise outside and he was suddenly alert.

always, constantly
mentally

He was as mentally alert as a man half his age.

PREPOSITION
to

Climbers need to be alert to possible dangers.

Alert is used with these nouns: ↑expression, ↑reader

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