emergency collocations and examples

 UK /ɪˈmɜː(r)dʒ(ə)nsi/

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an unexpected dangerous situation requiring immediate action

Adjectives frequently used with emergency
very serious: dire, extreme, life-threatening, majorOnly use this number in cases of extreme emergency.real: genuine, realCall 999 if you have a genuine emergency requiring the attendance of the emergency services.of a particular type: dental, domestic, family, health, medical, surgicalOnly call your doctor at the weekend in a genuine medical emergency.
Verbs frequently used with emergency
be an emergency: be, constituteThis situation could hardly be said to constitute an emergency.deal with an emergency: cope with, deal with, handle, manage, respond toWe are set up to handle emergencies quickly and efficiently.
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