Translation of alarm in Spanish:

alarm

gran preocupación, n.

Pronunciation /əˈlɑrm/ /əˈlɑːm/

noun

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    (apprehension)
    gran preocupación feminine
    gran inquietud feminine
    the whole town was in a state of great alarm la ciudad entera vivía momentos de gran inquietud
    • he fled in alarm huyó asustado
    • to spread alarm sembrar la alarma
    • Ken looked above him in alarm and watched in shock as dirt, stones, support beams, all toppled on top of Ken, completely burying him alive.
    • She turned around in alarm, fearing he had taken off and was really going to follow through with his joke of leaving her by herself.
    • Occasionally we can see young men reacting to the declaration of pregnancy, always with alarm and fear.
    • Their cries became stained with alarm and horror at the departing children.
    • Ri shrieked in alarm and jumped, shocked to find Kasna standing in the far corner.
    • Leanne's nervous system halted as she listened in alarm.
    • The duke meanwhile enjoyed the vision she made, eyes wild and blue with alarm, lips slightly open in complete shock.
    • Seeing the approaching danger, Christian cried out in alarm, and loosed his grip on his short sword.
    • His voice was strident with alarm, and his beautiful eyes were dark with fear.
    • There were raised voices in alarm all over the complex and a few cries of fear.
    • ‘Naturally, any criminal incident is greeted with alarm by members of the business community,’ he said.
    • On the other side of the Limpopo, South Africa must be watching events with alarm; the last thing its government needs is a neighbour and trading partner in economic freefall.
    • Although no one could figure out where exactly he disappeared to under cover of the darkness, the neighbourhood woke up in alarm at midnight to find Pehlad's house on fire.
    • This week we all start operating in the energy field of the Crab, who skitters sideways in alarm when approached directly.
    • Far from flying off in alarm at my approach, as just about any other bird would, this specimen of Cathartes aura greeted me with the avian equivalent of a yawn.
    • Ten seconds before Jasper comes in and barks in alarm.
    • Beth Rodden calls out in alarm from the other portaledge.
    • But some health policy experts view the plan with alarm.
    • We cannot help but wonder with alarm: how many more colleagues with some sense of shame and conscience will follow the footsteps of Li Fang?
    • A quietness followed my outburst; even the chickens stopped clucking and tilted their heads in alarm briefly.
  • 2

    • 2.1(warning)

      alarma feminine
      to give/raise the alarm dar la (voz de) alarma
      • She managed to free herself and raise the alarm after a passing motorcyclist gave her a lift to the police station.
      • She eventually managed to stop a passing motorist in the early hours yesterday and raise the alarm.
      • He tried to use his phone to raise the alarm but was not able to get a signal so he hammered on the door of the house.
      • While the current version can only raise the alarm, it could be adapted to corner an intruder if the customer wanted…
      • He reached South Georgia, but landed on the wrong side of the island and had to cross 26 miles of mountainous terrain, before reaching a whaling station to raise the alarm.
      • The Guards strove to advance still closer to their quarry, but a crackling stick gave the alarm and some six or seven men around the still sped off across the bog in two groups.
      • He gave the alarm and Miss Minnie Moore, housekeeper of the hotel, ran from room to room - sometimes in dense smoke - to rouse other occupants.
      • He spent several hours searching the mountainside for his brother, an experienced walker, before descending to raise the alarm from a public phone box.
      • After walking almost three miles, Reeve telephoned to raise the alarm and 10 members of Torridon Mountain Rescue team were called out.
      • The two-year-old Labrador can open doors, turn on lights, pick up dropped items and raise the alarm if something is wrong with Luke.
      • THE LIFE of a Freehold youngster was saved by a revolutionary new system designed to raise the alarm when swimmers get into difficulties.
      • I'm going to continue to raise the alarm because I really believe our future in the aerospace industry is at stake.
      • Coastguards were alerted by the woman's friend, a 14-year-old girl, who managed to swim ashore to raise the alarm.
      • Mr Rushton contacted his wife to raise the alarm.
      • Mr Wynn, an 18-year-old archaeology student at the University of York, managed to escape and raise the alarm.
      • Jeff Griffiths, 61, was one of the first to raise the alarm.
      • British Telecom has apologised after a petrol station worker being held by a knifeman couldn't raise the alarm because the phonelines were broken.
      • Community officers working in Warminster are now urging residents to look out for elderly relatives and raise the alarm if they see suspicious callers.
      • The issue needs a bit more investigation, before we raise the alarm, but this is a potentially important economic development.
      • The teenager's friend ran to nearby houses to raise the alarm.

    • 2.2(device)

      alarma feminine
      burglar alarm alarma antirrobo
      • fire alarm alarma contra incendios
      • His apparent failure to notice that the pressure system was still on manual reportedly resulted in a warning alarm being sounded at 10,000 ft.
      • The thieves would survey a shop using stolen vehicles and then set off its alarms and disable security devices at night.
      • North Vancouver City has added a bit more bite to its noise bylaw when it comes to unattended ongoing vehicle alarms and booming bass sounds coming from cars or nightclubs.
      • Motoring experts say it has been largely prompted by increased vehicle security, with sophisticated alarms and locking devices making it harder for thieves to steal valuable cars.
      • As the alarms sounded, I saw masses of black smoke billowing out and realised it was serious.
      • The company claimed the alarms and devices they sold had been approved by the council, the police and even local trading standards officers.
      • We discussed all types of alarms and safety devices for the elderly.
      • The two things that struck him most during his first visit here were the sound of dogs barking at night and the sound of car alarms.
      • Halfway across the Pacific, computer alarms also sounded and staff pagers beeped at a seismic centre in Honolulu.
      • Constantly sounding alarms can be a serous nuisance to neighbours.
      • Shoppers were forced to evacuate into the pouring rain on Monday afternoon when the alarms sounded.
      • This alarm will sound whenever a door is opened, and is designed to alert parents to small children who may have entered the pool area unnoticed.
      • No alarm was sounded at the hospital to indicate any emergency.
      • "From now on I shall not be keeping any cash here overnight and I am getting alarms installed."
      • Noise in the environment makes it difficult to hear alarms or easily determine where the alarm is located.
      • His father was asleep upstairs, but he heard the alarm and rushed down to rescue his son.
      • Fire officers pleaded with the 30-plus residents at the centre to stop ignoring the alarms when they go off, claiming that lives could be put at risk.
      • For peace of mind, the properties come with wiring for a security alarm, and two inter-connected smoke detectors on the landing.
      • Thieves gained entry by disconnecting the security alarm and forcing their entry through the rear door.
      • If the alarm is set off the light on the main panel will let you know which zone the intruder is in.

    • 2.3(clock)

      despertador masculine
      set the alarm for six pon el despertador a las seis
      • It's a classic Swiss Army knife with lots of different blades and stuff, but it's updated with a digital clock, alarm, and stopwatch.
      • It even comes with an alarm, a clock, and the ability to store up to 10 of your favorite stations in each of the three frequencies.
      • For example, the Datalink comes with a chronograph, countdown timer, interval timer, multiple alarms and even a notepad.
      • Or rather, I watch my watch, because I can't find a clock anywhere in the room, not even for an alarm.
      • I usually have a mental alarm and don't need a clock to wake up.
      • It's like a silent alarm ringing on a carefully coded genetic clock.
      • Just as some people awake at the same time each day whether or not they set an alarm, Matta has an internal shot clock.
      • It's like a Hospital-you can hear the pipes in the walls humming, the air circulating; everyone has switched their alarms off because it's Saturday.
      • Compare radio alarm prices, read radio alarm clock reviews and check online store ratings.
      • Alarms can be set to different stations or to a simple alarm tone and alarm volume set independently of main radio volume.
      • There's nothing quite like the shock of the alarm going off in the morning.
      • The alarm can also play any sound you choose and includes a handy snooze button.
      • An alarm can be set to go off once, daily, weekly, monthly or annually, with very flexible scheduling.
      • Each alarm can have multiple schedules.
      • We have begun selling a line of bedside alarms.
      • Clocky Robotic Alarm - Awesome robotic alarm clock to wake you up!
      • More gentle than the jarring noise of traditional alarms, this clock uses a gradual increase in ambient light, stimulating aromas, and peaceful sounds from nature to awaken sleepers.
      • The snooze button may be pushed to silence an alarm for a pre-determined length of time.
      • The alarm offers a 10 minute snooze feature.
      • Though the call wasn’t mine it managed to work well and I found it impossible to go back to sleep until minutes before my own alarm went off.

transitive verb

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    (worry) alarmar
    (worry) inquietar
    (scare) asustar
    • As well as being worried about his command of English, the implicit danger of stereotyping alarms him.
    • As a generalist, this alarms me somewhat.
    • The lack of oversight alarms some members of Congress.
    • I'm sure I alarm my friends just as Fred alarms me.
    • Mr Lovejoy says its labelling rules already allow a GM content in food of anything less than one per to be disregarded and the threat of contamination alarms him.
    • If this alarms you, listen to what Central Ground Water Board experts have to say.
    • All this alarms many observers of global conflict.
    • Should we be interested in following a child we are made to believe is capable of loving even though our cognition constantly alarms us that it is not?
    • I know this happens much more frequently and intensely in winter but it still alarms me how many days I feel deflated right now.
    • The thing that really alarms me about all this is the utter brazenness with which the loot is being divvied up now.
    • Clearly the content of this speech was chilling, but what alarms me more is the cold robotic way he delivered it.
    • So I can't be entirely down on therapy, but all this rampant self-obsession still alarms me.
    • Notice it alarms her - but not enough to stop her sticking these women on her covers.
    • A man accused of practising martial arts in a town centre told a court he did not mean to frighten or alarm anyone.
    • For example, if you oppose executions, the number of people on death row recently cleared by DNA evidence probably alarms you.
    • It surprises and alarms me that Australians are still divided on this matter.
    • [(d)] rowdy behaviour in the streets late at night which alarms local residents.
    • The arrogance and finality of these statements alarms me.
    • It is this positive change at the grassroots level of American society which amazes, and somewhat alarms the followers of other religions there.
    • If it alarms you to have to listen to an engineer, let me reassure you.