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alarm

/(a)láhm/ [OED, to sound like an alarm 1839 only] v.i. (of alarm clocks) to go off: 1918 He must set the clock to alarm at twelve o'clock (Parsons 127). (Black)

v.t. to sound the alarm (for something): Alarm the fire. (Inagua)

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Last update: 2010-08-21 21:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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