[ UK /ɪmˈɜːd‍ʒənsi/ ]
[ US /ˈimɝdʒənsi, ɪˈmɝdʒənsi/ ]
  1. a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  2. a state in which martial law applies
    the governor declared a state of emergency
  3. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    he never knew what to do in an emergency
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How To Use emergency In A Sentence

  • Yes, the gearbox was a bit saggy and I was alarmed at how much pressure the brake pedal needed to do an emergency stop, but other than this, all was well.
  • Nancy and Andy bring in Stevie for an emergency pediatrician visit on "Weeds" (Showtime at 10), only to turn on the television in the waiting room and learn that the feds are a little too close to catching their family. TV highlights: Monday, Oct.18, 2010
  • A week-long state of emergency was declared, and the protests were forcibly suppressed with considerable loss of life.
  • Non-emergency surgery planned over the next few days had to be cancelled because of the blood donor crisis.
  • When faced with serious disasters, countries often declare a formal state of emergency.
  • An orbiting satellite picked up a distress signal from the ship's emergency beacon, standard equipment on all modern boats.
  • After being faced with the "extortionate" demand, Lee and others at his resort called the Canadian consulate and department of foreign affairs emergency line, only to be told to pay up Toronto Sun
  • Australia plays a leading role in advancing APEC's responses to human security issues such as communicable diseases, emergency disaster relief preparedness, counter-terrorism, climate change and energy security. Australia Strengthens APEC
  • I was disappointed to see very few (if any) contributions to the patients' issue from doctors who currently face patients in an emergency, at unsocial hours, in dismal surroundings.
  • They called C4, which is Mexico's emergency dispatch system and advised them that they had been lost for two days, were stranded, dehydrated, and were going to light a signal fire to attempt to get some help," said Cal Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik. Knowledge is Power
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