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    alarm

    alarm - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alarm

    Definition
    (noun) fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    Synonyms : consternation , dismay
    Definition
    (noun) a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event Definition
    (noun) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    Synonyms : alarum , alert , warning signal
    Definition
    (noun) a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
    Synonyms : alarm clock
    Definition
    (verb) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    Synonyms : appal , appall , dismay , horrify
    Example Sentence
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us
    Definition
    (verb) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
    Synonyms : alert
    Example Sentence
    • The empty house alarmed him
    • We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries
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