- n. 警报；警报器；惊恐
- vt. 警告；使惊恐；向 ... 报警
- [C]警钟,警报器; 闹钟 an alarm clock
- [C]警报 sth that tells you about danger, for example by making a loud noise
- [U]惊恐,忧虑 a sudden feeling of fear
- vt. 警告 give a warning or feeling of danger to
- vt. 使惊慌 frighten
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 a sleeper at some preset time
fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised;
"I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"
"The news of the executions horrified us"
warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness;
"The empty house alarmed him"
"We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
- The proceedings were interrupted by the fire alarm.
- The instant they heard the alarm, they fell in for action.
- The smoke triggered off the alarm.
- In case of fire, ring the alarm bell.
- Her face was distorted with alarm.
- The threat of an epidemic caused great alarm.
- The rumours of a petrol shortage turned out to be a false alarm.
- Alarm everyone quickly because the house is full of smoke.
- We were much alarmed by the fire in the forest.
- We do not want to alarm the guest.
- Audio, lighting and reversing alarm function.
- Fast advance for time and alarm time set.
- He is afraid of waking up late, and so he always has an alarm on his bedside table.
- Three fire companies answered the alarm.
- There were several alarms during the night.
- He jumped up in alarm.
- I hope you didn't take alarm at the news.
- Don't alarm yourself.
- Alarm everyone quickly, the house is full of smoke.
- I don't want to alarm you, but there's a strange man in your garden.
- The noise of the shot alarmed them.
- The spread of cholera alarmed the whole city.
- The sight of smoke alarmed the night porter.
- The breaking of a branch under my foot alarmed the deer.
- The noise of the shot alarmed hundreds of birds.
- He crossed the river and alarmed the guerrillas.
- The sentry alarmed the sleeping men.
- They were alarmed.
- I was quite alarmed last night at the cry of “fire”.
- Everybody was alarmed at the news that war might break out.
- She was alarmed at the plane crash.
- They were much alarmed at seeing the fire.
- You should not be alarmed at what you just heard.
- We were much alarmed by a fire in the neighborhood.
- I am alarmed by your irresponsible attitude.
- He was alarmed over his father's death.
- He became alarmed over the situation.
- He is alarmed for the safety of his younger brother.
- The enemy commander was alarmed to learn that his troops had been surrounded.
- He is alarmed that you're hospitalized.
- An alarming film was shown in this theatre.
- activate an alarm 开动警报器
- deactivate an alarm 关闭警报器
- give an alarm 发出警报
- raise an alarm 发出警报
- send in an alarm 发出警报
- set (off) an alarm 开动警报器,拨闹钟
- turn off an alarm 关上闹钟
- alarm at 对…的惊恐
- alarm abruptly 突然地警告
- alarm exceedingly 大惊失色
- alarm fearfully 可怕地警告
- alarm groundlessly 无理由地警告
- alarm incessantly 持续不断地警告
- alarm sincerely 严肃地警告
- alarm seriously 严重地警告
- alarm unnecessarily 不必要地警告
- alarm vaguely 不清楚地警告
Babbitt roused, his stomach constricted with alarm.出自： S. Lewis
The townes all about range their belles alarum.出自： Ld Berners
Strike alarum, drums!出自：Richard III , Shakespeare
Auxiliaries. Alarm! Alarm! Centurion. What now? has the old woman attacked you again?出自： G. B. Shaw
- alarm用作名词的基本意思是“警钟,报警器,闹钟”,也可作“警报”解,是可数名词; 引申可表示“惊恐,恐慌”,是不可数名词。
- alarm的过去分词alarmed在现代英语中已成为形容词,常用作表语,接介词about, at, for或over,表示“因…而恐慌”。
take alarm指“受惊，感到惊恐”，take the alarm常指“警告”或“接到警报（而有所行动）”，偶指“吃惊”。
Coming upon a snake, she took alarm.
Hearing an air-raid alert, she took the alarm.
- alarm, dread, fear, terror
- fear是个广义词,指内在的害怕心理; dread指由于预知某一不愉快或令人惊惧的事要发生而带来的恐惧或由于预料到危险即将来临而产生的恐惧; alarm指由于危险的突然出现而产生的惊慌失措的恐惧; terror指因受到外界刺激而产生的恐惧心理。例如:
- She has a dread of losing her property.她担心财产丢失。
- They live in the dread of forest fire.他们住的地方时常担心有森林火灾的发生。
- He gave the alarm when the thief appeared.小偷出现时他发出警报。
- Their eyes were wide with alarm when the burning building collapsed.当着火的大楼倒塌时,他们惊恐地睁大了眼睛。
- They suffered untold terrors in the dark.在黑暗中他们感到无以名状的恐惧。
- alarm, amaze, astonish, surprise
- 1.surprise语气最强, alarm次之, astonish更次之, amaze最弱。
- 2.在使用场合上:surprise指对事出突然或意外而“惊奇”“惊愕”甚至“震惊”; alarm指由于某种危险或不祥之兆而“惊恐”; astonish指事情的发生不可思议而“难以置信”; amaze指对不太可能的事或根本不可能发生的事而感到“迷惑不解”。
- ☆ 14世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古法语的alarme，意为手臂。
- alarmed adj. 惊恐的，忧虑的‖alarming adj. (令某人)惊慌的，(令某人)忧虑的