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SOSnoun [C]

 us   /ˈesˌoʊˈes/
(esp. from a ​boat or ​ship) an ​urgentrequest for ​help
(Definition of SOS from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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SOSnoun [S]

uk   /ˌes.əʊˈes/  us   /-oʊˈ-/
a ​request for ​help, ​especially because of ​danger: Within an ​hour of the ​shiptransmitting an SOS (​message/​call), six ​boats had ​arrived and ​started a ​rescueoperation. The ​hospitalsent out an SOS forextrabloodsupplies.
(Definition of SOS from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “SOS”
in Spanish SOS, llamada de socorro…
in Vietnamese tín hiệu cấp cứu…
in Malaysian SOS…
in Thai สัญญาณขอความช่วยเหลือ…
in French S.O.S…
in German das SOS…
in Chinese (Simplified) 求助, (尤指)紧急呼救(信号)…
in Indonesian SOS…
in Chinese (Traditional) 求助, (尤指)緊急求救(信號)…
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