Translation of "alarm" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /əˈlɑːm/ us /əˈlɑrm/

B1 a loud noise that tells you there is danger

a fire alarm

B1 a clock that makes a noise to wake you

The alarm went off at 5.30.

[ no plural ] a sudden feeling of fear that something bad might happen

alarme, inquietude
There’s no need for alarm – we’re completely safe.
raise the alarm

to warn someone of a dangerous situation

dar o alarme
Her parents raised the alarm when she failed to return home.
verb uk /əˈlɑːm/ us /əˈlɑrm/

to worry someone

I didn’t want to alarm him by saying that she was sick.

(Translation of “alarm” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)