Definitions of alarm:
  • noun:   a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
  • noun:   an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  • noun:   fear resulting from the awareness of danger
  • noun:   a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time
  • verb:   warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
    Example: "The empty house alarmed him"
  • verb:   fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

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