alarm

Part of speech: verb

To strike with sudden fear; give alarm to; arouse.

Part of speech: noun

Sudden fear arousing to defense or escape.

Part of speech: noun

A sound to apprize of danger or arouse from sleep; a mechanism, as of a clock, giving such signal.

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Usage examples "alarm":

  1. The road agent started in alarm. - "The Girl of the Golden West", David Belasco.
  2. He's nowhere, Reverend Brother, and shall I go and ring the fire- alarm?" - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
  3. " Do not alarm yourself, Michel," answered Nicholl. - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.