Meaning of EMERGENCY in English

EMERGENCY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ dire , extreme , major , real , serious , true

Don't call me unless its a real ~.

▪ life-threatening

▪ sudden , unexpected , unforeseen

▪ complex

▪ international , national , state

in times of national ~

▪ health , medical , surgical

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

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

▪ family

He missed the meeting because of a family ~.

▪ military

▪ humanitarian

▪ in-flight ( esp. AmE )

▪ fire , snow (both AmE )

VERB + EMERGENCY

▪ have

When a member of staff has a family ~, 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 ~.

▪ be , constitute

Complete retention of urine constitutes a medical ~.

EMERGENCY + VERB

▪ arise , happen , occur

Call this number if any unforeseen ~ should arise.

EMERGENCY + NOUN

▪ situation

Would you know what to do in an ~ situation?

▪ action , measures , plan , procedures , response

▪ preparedness ( esp. AmE )

▪ management

▪ laws , legislation , regulations

▪ powers

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

▪ rule

The government imposed ~ rule and suspended civil rights.

▪ meeting , session , summit , talks

an ~ session of the United Nations

▪ cover ( esp. BrE )

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

▪ checklist

▪ services

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

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

An ~ crew was called out.

the New York police and fire and ~ responders

▪ aid , assistance , funds , help , relief , supply

Emergency supplies of food have been flown to the area.

▪ fund

▪ leave ( AmE )

He got ~ leave when his Dad died.

▪ call

The ambulance crashed while answering an ~ call.

▪ backup ( esp. AmE ), rescue

▪ shutdown

an ~ shutdown of the nuclear reactor

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

one of the busiest accident and ~ 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 ~ evacuation of more than 300 passengers

▪ brake

▪ shelter

▪ button , equipment , vehicle

▪ lights

▪ generator

PREPOSITION

▪ for ~

She told me to keep the money for emergencies.

▪ in an ~

I need to know what to do in an ~.

PHRASES

▪ in case of ~ , in case of emergencies

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

▪ a state of ~

The president immediately declared a state of ~.

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