raise/sound the alarm

Definition of raise/sound the alarm

  1. :  to warn people Economists have raised/sounded the alarm about a possible recession.

Word by Word Definitions

raiseplay
  1. :  to cause or help to rise to a standing position

    :  awaken, arouse

    :  to stir up :  incite

  1. :  an act of raising or lifting

    :  a rising stretch of road :  an upward grade :  rise

    :  an increase in amount: such as

soundplay
  1. :  free from injury or disease

    :  free from flaw, defect, or decay

    :  solid, firm

  1. :  to the full extent :  thoroughly

  1. :  a particular auditory impression :  tone

    :  the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

    :  mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. :  to cause to sound

    :  pronounce

    :  to put into words :  voice

  1. :  a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

    :  a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

    :  the air bladder of a fish

  1. :  to measure the depth of :  fathom

    :  to try to find out the views or intentions of :  probe

    :  to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. :  an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

alarmplay
  1. :  a call to arms

    :  a signal (such as a loud noise or flashing light) that warns or alerts

    :  a device that signals

  1. :  to strike with fear

    :  disturb, excite

    :  to give warning to


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