verb (used with object)
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Origin of alarm
OTHER WORDS FROM alarma·larm·a·ble, adjectivea·larm·ed·ly [uh-lahr-mid-lee], /əˈlɑr mɪd li/, adverbpre·a·larm, verb (used with object), nounun·a·larmed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for alarm
After a 2016 fire tornado ripped through northern Canada and a firestorm consumed Gatlinburg, Tennessee, he said, “alarm bells started going off” for the insurance industry.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Meanwhile, last month, the WHO raised an alarm that the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the west of the DR Congo is underfunded and facing logistic challenges.Scientists in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and US have developed a $1 test for Ebola and Lassa virus|Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu|September 14, 2020|Quartz
He is one of a number of federal defense attorneys who have been sounding the alarm about conditions at the downtown prison, arguing that people being detained in the facility were being put at risk.Morning Report: Downtown Jail Outbreak Goes From Bad to Worse|Voice of San Diego|September 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The idea is to make the trail go cold or, better yet, raise false alarms for investigators.North Korean hackers steal billions in cryptocurrency. How do they turn it into real cash?|Patrick O'Neill|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
She was early to sound the alarm on the pandemic while also arguing for keeping parks and beaches open.
Chernon Bah, co-founder of A World at School, was alarmed by what she witnessed recently in Sierra Leone.
Biologist Mattson is alarmed by the abrupt 2008 rise in grizzly mortality from conflicts both with livestock and hunters.
A woman who had been walking in front of him began sprinting, too, in an alarmed manner.
So alarmed is she at the shortage of implants, that she said it would affect the overall culture of beauty in Venezuela.Venezuela Now Has Toilet Paper but No Breast Implants|Jason Batansky|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The critters have the propensity to devour their babies if alarmed and so require a calm environment for breeding.
He was astonished, for the door was locked, yet he felt relieved rather than alarmed.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Alarmed, as Margaret well might be, she did not lose her presence of mind.The Wars of the Roses|John G. Edgar
It is easy, says the king, alarmed, for the shadow to go down ten steps.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
Do not be alarmed; we shall be there, and on our word as hunters, not a hair of your head shall fall.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard
But the Senate, alarmed at the tenor of his discourses, forbade him to preach.
British Dictionary definitions for alarm
- the device in an alarm clock that triggers off the bell or buzzer
- short for alarm clock
Derived forms of alarmalarming, adjectivealarmingly, adverb
Word Origin for alarm
Idioms and Phrases with alarm
see false alarm.