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emergency

noun

1 emergency

A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action:
— He never knew what to do in an emergency.

synonyms: exigency, pinch.

Roget 8: circumstance, situation, phase, position, posture, attitude, place, point; terms; regime; footing, standing, status.    ... show more

Roget 151: eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact; ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: nood, noodgeval



2 emergency

A state in which martial law applies.

3 emergency

A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage.

synonyms: emergency brake, hand brake, parking brake.

Dutch: handrem, noodrem
Polish: hamulec bezpieczeństwa


Moby thesaurus: X ray, blood bank, breakers ahead, cardhouse, cause for alarm, charity ward, climacteric, clinic, clutch, consultation room, contingency, convergence of events, crisis, critical juncture, critical point, crossroads, crucial period, crunch, danger, dangerous ground ... show more.

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