Translation of "false alarm" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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false alarmnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɒls əˈlɑːm/ us /ˌfɑːls əˈlɑːrm/

an occasion when people wrongly believe that something dangerous or unpleasant is happening or will happen

Three fire engines rushed to the school only to discover it was a false alarm. 3辆救火车疾驰到学校,结果却发现是假火警。
She thought she was pregnant, but it turned out to be a false alarm (= she was not). 她以为自己怀孕了,但后来发现是一场虚惊。

(Translation of “false alarm” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)