emergency

noun
ADJECTIVE
dire, extreme, major, real, serious, true

Don't call me unless its a real emergency.

life-threatening
sudden, unexpected, unforeseen
complex
international, national, state

in times of national emergency

health, medical, surgical

It's a disaster and a public-health emergency in the making.

Make sure your policy covers you in case of medical emergency.

family

He missed the meeting because of a family emergency.

military
humanitarian
in-flight (esp. AmE)
fire, snow (both AmE)
VERB + EMERGENCY
have

When a member of staff has a family emergency, a project can get delayed.

cope with, deal with, handle, respond to

firefighters on call to respond to emergencies

declare

The assembly declared a national emergency.

be, constitute

Complete retention of urine constitutes a medical emergency.

EMERGENCY + VERB
arise, happen, occur

Call this number if any unforeseen emergency should arise.

EMERGENCY + NOUN
situation

Would you know what to do in an emergency situation?

action, measures, plan, procedures, response
preparedness (esp. AmE)
management
laws, legislation, regulations
powers

The police have been given emergency powers to deal with the crisis.

rule

The government imposed emergency rule and suspended civil rights.

meeting, session, summit, talks

an emergency session of the United Nations

cover (esp. BrE)

The army provided emergency cover when the ambulance service went on strike.

checklist
services

The emergency services are struggling to cope with the number of call-outs.

crew, official, personnel (esp. AmE), responders (AmE), worker

An emergency crew was called out.

the New York police and fire and emergency responders

aid, assistance, funds, help, relief, supply

Emergency supplies of food have been flown to the area.

fund
leave (AmE)

He got emergency leave when his Dad died.

call

The ambulance crashed while answering an emergency call.

backup (esp. AmE), rescue
shutdown

an emergency shutdown of the nuclear reactor

centre/center, department, room (esp. AmE), ward

one of the busiest accident and emergency departments in Scotland (BrE)

doctor (esp. BrE), physician (esp. AmE), vet
admission, case

Emergency admissions to the hospital are given top priority.

care, medicine, operation, surgery, treatment
contraception
appendectomy, Caesarean, etc.
kit
repairs
exit
landing
evacuation

the emergency evacuation of more than 300 passengers

brake
shelter
button, equipment, vehicle
lights
generator
PREPOSITION
for emergency

She told me to keep the money for emergencies.

in an emergency

I need to know what to do in an emergency.

PHRASES
in case of emergency, in case of emergencies

There's a fire blanket on the kitchen wall in case of emergencies.

a state of emergency

The president immediately declared a state of emergency.


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