Meaning of ALARM in English

ALARM

noun

1 fear/worry

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , great

▪ growing

▪ sudden

▪ public

There is growing public ~ at this increase in crime.

▪ unnecessary

VERB + ALARM

▪ cause , create , provoke

The school's policies have caused ~ among parents.

The incident created serious public ~.

▪ express

Many people have expressed ~ at the plans.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

He shouted out in ~.

▪ to sb's ~

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

▪ with ~

The news has been greeted with ~.

▪ ~ about , ~ at , ~ over

There has been considerable ~ about the new proposals.

PHRASES

▪ cause for ~

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

2 warning of danger

ADJECTIVE

▪ false

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

VERB + ALARM

▪ give , raise , sound

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

ALARM + NOUN

▪ call

Many birds give ~ calls to warn of danger.

3 device

ADJECTIVE

▪ fire , smoke

▪ burglar , intruder , security

▪ car

▪ panic ( esp. BrE ), personal , rape ( BrE )

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

▪ radio

VERB + ALARM

▪ set

I set my ~ for 6.30.

▪ activate , set off , trigger , trip

Unfortunately any little noise can set off the ~.

▪ disable , switch off , turn off

▪ be fitted with ( BrE )

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

▪ fit ( BrE ), install

▪ test

ALARM + VERB

▪ go off , ring , sound

The ~ went off at 7 o'clock.

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

ALARM + NOUN

▪ bell , clock , system

▪ call ( BrE ) ( wake-up call in AmE )

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

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