alarm

a|larm1 [ ə`larm ] noun **
1. ) count a piece of electrical equipment that warns you of danger, especially by making a loud noise:
burglar/fire/smoke alarm: Every new house comes complete with smoke alarms.
car alarm: My car alarm went off in the middle of the night.
set off/trigger an alarm: The burglars left empty-handed after triggering the alarm.
2. ) count an ALARM CLOCK:
Did you hear my alarm go off this morning?
3. ) uncount fear or worry that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen:
There was a note of alarm in her voice.
cause for alarm (=something to be frightened of or worried about): She will need to stay in hospital tonight but there is no cause for alarm.
sound/raise the alarm
to tell people about something dangerous that is happening:
The other man swam to the shore to sound the alarm.
=> FALSE ALARM
alarm
a|larm 2 [ ə`larm ] verb transitive **
1. ) to make someone frightened or worried that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen:
I don't want to alarm you but I think there is a serious problem.
2. ) to attach an alarm to something

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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