emergencynoun [ C or U ]uk /ɪˈmɜː.dʒən.si/ us /ɪˈmɝː.dʒən.si/
- During the emergency many staff volunteered to work through the weekend.
- Grandma always kept a bit of money tucked away in case there was an emergency.
- You can land a plane on water in an emergency.
- I always keep a blanket and a toolkit in the trunk for emergencies.
- 20 million people face starvation unless a vast emergency aid programme is launched.
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