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noun [countable/uncountable] emergency pronunciation in British English /ɪˈmɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsi/ 
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singularemergency
pluralemergencies
  1. an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary

    We always carry a medical kit for emergencies.

    in an emergency:

    In an emergency, call this number.

    in case of emergency:

    It's illegal to use the fire alarm except in case of emergency.

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