Definition of 'incident'
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The cyclist said that he had reported the incident to police. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some cases incidents have involved foreign lorry drivers who cannot read road signs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most of the incidents happened when he was on duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cricketers will be shown a red card for serious incidents under new laws expected to come into force next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that ref chiefs tell officials to say they have not seen incidents so that retrospective action can then be applied. The Sun (2016)In such a small place, it is quite a huge incident and many people were shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was reminded of that game by two incidents this week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rugby people watched that incident with one voice: how on earth can he be allowed to go back on? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The inquiry itself has announced a review of concerns raised by MPs about the way it dealt with the alleged incident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Up to 100 people had seen the incident and police were appealing for witnesses who may have filmed it on their mobile phones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday dozens of calls were received at the police incident room offering information. The Sun (2010)We actively encourage people to report incidents but often there is a reluctance to speak up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was forced into action when further incidents came to light. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The afternoon might have turned out differently had two contentious incidents gone their way before then. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But past incidents have involved large pallets of stores that have gone astray. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are two men who were seen leaving the incident in a vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sport is always throwing dramatic incidents at us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We cannot take action on incidents that the referee has seen and dealt with at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The incident is a serious embarrassment for the hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We will be reviewing our procedures to make sure this kind of incident does not happen again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These cases underline how minor incidents are being recorded as crime in a drive to improve statistics. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We reported the incident to the police. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The move follows incidents in which people have used mobiles and social websites to abuse victims. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Investigations into the two incidents are under way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He still harbours a grievance about the alleged incident. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But that is not how such incidents are seen in the new century. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He faces no further action over the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This sort of incident has happened in politics for centuries. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Gang feuds have erupted over minor incidents and led to gun and knife attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then why did the police leak the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The alleged incidents came to light when one of the pupils ran away from the school because the reported abuse had become intolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One incident involved a pack of sweets, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'incident'
British English: incident /ˈɪnsɪdənt/ NOUN
An incident is an event, especially one involving something unpleasant.
Police were still investigating the incident yesterday.
- American English: incident
- Arabic: حَادِثٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: incidente
- Chinese: 事件
- Croatian: incident
- Czech: příhoda
- Danish: hændelse
- Dutch: incident
- European Spanish: incidente
- Finnish: tapaus
- French: incident
- German: Vorfall
- Greek: περιστατικό
- Italian: incidente
- Japanese: 出来事
- Korean: 사건
- Norwegian: hendelse
- Polish: incydent
- European Portuguese: incidente
- Romanian: incident
- Russian: происшествие
- Spanish: incidente
- Swedish: incident
- Thai: เหตุการณ์
- Turkish: olay
- Ukrainian: інцидент
- Vietnamese: sự việc
Definition of incident from the Collins English Dictionary
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