Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
alarm /ə'lɑ:m/
  • danh từ
    • sự báo động, sự báo nguy
      • air-raid alarm: báo động phòng không
    • còi báo động, kẻng báo động, trống mõ báo động, chuông báo động; cái còi báo động; cái kẻng để báo động, cái chuông để báo động
      • to give the alarm: báo động
      • to sound (ring) the alarm: kéo còi báo động, đánh trống (mõ) báo động, rung chuông báo động
    • đồng hồ báo thức ((cũng) alarm clock)
    • sự sợ hãi, sự lo sợ, sự hoảng hốt, sự hoảng sợ
      • to take the alarm: được báo động; lo âu, sợ hãi
Concise Dictionary
+fear resulting from the awareness of danger
+a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
+an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
+a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time
+fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
+warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 warning, alert, danger- or distress-signal; tocsin, bell, gong, siren, whistle, horn:
At the approach of the storm, the lookouts gave the alarm. The alarm is set to wake me at four o'clock.
2 fear, fright, apprehension, dismay, trepidation, terror, dread, anxiety, excitement, panic, consternation, distress, nervousness, uneasiness, discomfort:
He viewed with alarm the arrest of his next-door neighbours.
3 frighten, scare, daunt, startle, terrify, panic; unnerve, dismay, disturb, upset:
She was alarmed at the news of the car crash. Don't be alarmed - such delays are quite normal.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U] fear and anxiety that sb feels when sth dangerous or unpleasant might happen: 'What have you done?' Ellie cried in alarm. + I felt a growing sense of alarm when he did not return that night. + The doctor said there was no cause for alarm.
2 [C, usually sing.] a loud noise or a signal that warns people of danger or of a problem: She decided to sound the alarm (= warn people that the situation was dangerous). + I hammered on all the doors to raise the alarm. + By the time the alarm was raised the intruders had escaped.
See also - FALSE ALARM
3 [C] a device that warns people of a particular danger: a burglar / fire / smoke alarm + The cat set off the alarm (= made it start ringing). + A car alarm went off in the middle of the night (= started ringing).
4 = ALARM CLOCK: The alarm went off at 7 o'clock.
Idioms: alarm bells ring / start ringing if you say that alarm bells are ringing, you mean that people are starting to feel worried and suspicious: The government's proposal has set alarm bells ringing for people on low incomes.
+ verb
1 to make sb anxious or afraid: [VN] The captain knew there was an engine fault but didn't want to alarm the passengers. [also VN to inf]
2 [VN] to fit sth such as a door with a device that warns people when sb is trying to enter illegally
Collocation Dictionary

1 fear/worry


considerable, great | growing | sudden | public
There is growing public alarm at this increase in crime.
| unnecessary


cause, create, provoke
The head teacher's policies have provoked alarm among parents.
| express, register
Many people have expressed alarm at the plans. His face registered no alarm at all when I told him the news.


in ~
He shouted out in alarm.
| to sb's ~
To her parents' alarm, she announced that she intended to travel the world.
| with ~
The news has been greeted with alarm.
| ~ about/at/over
There has been considerable alarm about the new proposals.


alarm and despondency
(often humorous) He loves spreading alarm and despondency.
| cause for alarm
I see no cause for alarm, as she often arrives late.

2 warning of danger


The fire service was called out, but it was a false alarm.


give, raise, sound
The guard raised the alarm when he discovered that six prisoners had escaped.


Many birds give alarm calls to warn of danger.

3 device


fire, smoke | burglar, intruder, security | car | personal, rape
Lizzie was carrying a rape alarm but it was out of reach in her handbag.
| radio


I set my alarm for 6.30.
| activate, set off, trigger
Unfortunately any little noise can set off the alarm.
| switch off, turn off | be fitted with
The fire brigade recommends that every house is fitted with a smoke alarm.
| fit, install | test


go off, ring, sound
The alarm went off at 7 o'clock. Suddenly the alarm sounded and they all had to leave the building.


bell, clock, signal, system | call
Book an alarm call if you need to make an early start.

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