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false alarmnoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​occasion when ​peoplewronglybelieve that something ​dangerous or ​unpleasant is ​happening or will ​happen: Three ​fireenginesrushed to the ​school only to ​discover it was a ​falsealarm. She ​thought she was ​pregnant, but it ​turned out to be a ​falsealarm (= she was not).
(Definition of false alarm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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false alarmnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔls əˈlɑrm/
a ​warning or a ​signal of ​danger that is given but is ​unnecessary
(Definition of false alarm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “false alarm”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假警报, 虚惊…
in Turkish sahte alarm, yanlış uyarı…
in Russian ложная тревога…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假警報, 虛驚…
in Polish fałszywy alarm…
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