Definition of 'false alarm'
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As they flashed by, he felt a pang of guilt at turning them out on a false alarm on a night like this. THE ONLY GAME (2001)Rachel paused and ventured out onto the landing, listening as intently as the dog, but it seemed to be a false alarm. GALILEE (2001)We discovered it was a false alarm even before we'd got all the non-emergencies out. THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS (2001)
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Translations for 'false alarm'
British English: false alarm /fɔːls əˈlɑːm/ NOUN
When you think something dangerous is about to happen, but then discover that you were mistaken, you can say that it was a false alarm.
It might turn out to be a false alarm.
- American English: false alarm
- Arabic: إِنْذارٌ كاذِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: alarme falso
- Chinese: 假警报
- Croatian: lažna uzbuna
- Czech: planý poplach
- Danish: falsk alarm
- Dutch: vals alarm
- European Spanish: falsa alarma
- Finnish: väärä hälytys
- French: fausse alarme
- German: falscher Alarm
- Greek: λάθος συναγερμός
- Italian: falso allarme
- Japanese: 間違い警報
- Korean: 잘못된 경보
- Norwegian: falsk alarm
- Polish: fałszywy alarm
- European Portuguese: falso alarme
- Romanian: alarmă falsă
- Russian: ложная тревога
- Spanish: falsa alarma
- Swedish: falskt larm
- Thai: กระต่ายตื่นตูม
- Turkish: yanlış alarm
- Ukrainian: фальшива тривога
- Vietnamese: báo động giả
Definition of false alarm from the Collins English Dictionary
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