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1 alarm ˈlɑɚm/ noun
plural alarms
1 alarm
ˈlɑɚm/
noun
plural alarms
Learner's definition of ALARM
[count]
: a device that makes a loud sound as a warning or signal
◊ In figurative usage, when alarm bells are ringing people are worried about a possible problem or danger.
see also burglar alarm, false alarm, fire alarm, smoke alarm
: alarm clock
[noncount] : a feeling of fear caused by a sudden sense of danger
Synonyms see: [1]fear
[count] : a warning of danger
2 alarm ˈlɑɚm/ verb
alarms; alarmed; alarming
2 alarm
ˈlɑɚm/
verb
alarms; alarmed; alarming
Learner's definition of ALARM
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to feel a sense of danger : to worry or frighten (someone)

— alarmed

adjective [more alarmed; most alarmed]

— alarming

adjective [more alarming; most alarming]

— alarmingly

ˈlɑɚmɪŋli/ adverb
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