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alarmed

adjective uk   /əˈlɑːmd/ us    /-lɑːrmd/

alarmed adjective (PERSON)

[after verb] worried or frightened by something: I was a bit alarmed at/by how much weight she'd lost. [+ to infinitive] I was alarmed to hear that she was coming. [+ that] I'm rather alarmed that we haven't heard anything.

alarmed adjective (VEHICLE)

An alarmed vehicle or place has an alarm in it that, when active, will make a loud noise if anyone enters or touches it: Warning: this building is alarmed.
Translations of “alarmed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心, 被某事物嚇怕或困擾…
in Russian встревоженный…
in Turkish bir şey tarafından korkutulmuş, endişelenmiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心, 被某事物吓怕或困扰…
in Polish zaniepokojony…
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