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"emergency" in British English

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emergencynoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪˈmɜː.dʒən.si/ us   /ɪˈmɝː.dʒən.si/
B1 something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, that happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results: How would disabled people escape in an emergency? Is the emergency exit suitable for wheelchairs? The pilot of the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Lake Geneva.

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emergencynoun [C]

us   /ɪˈmɜr·dʒən·si/
a dangerous or serious situation, such as an accident, that happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs immediate action: In an emergency, dial 911 for an ambulance.
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emergencynoun [C]

uk   /ɪˈmɜːdʒənsi/ us   plural emergencies
a dangerous or serious situation that happens unexpectedly and needs fast action in order to avoid harmful results: Aim to build up risk-free savings in case of emergency. The governor declared a state of emergency as flooding forced more than 1,400 residents from their homes.

emergencyadjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪˈmɜːdʒənsi/ us  
intended to help deal with an emergency: Another $2 billion in surplus revenue will be set aside, by law, in a state emergency fund.emergency measure/plan/procedure Emergency measures introduced by major credit card issuers to stem the tide of fraud should be in place by the autumn. emergency aid/assistance/help
done very quickly because there is an emergency: Seven board members called for an emergency meeting.
(Definition of emergency from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“emergency” in Business English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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