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raise the alarm

1. Literally, to activate an alarm. I think I see smoke coming from the warehouse. Someone run upstairs and raise the alarm!
2. To alert other people about something dangerous, risky, or troublesome. A number of top economic advisors tried to raise the alarm before the economic crash, but no policy makers seemed to heed their warnings.
See also: alarm, raise
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Then, when he had left, you rifled the jewel-case, raised the alarm, and had this unfortunate man arrested.
The tout raised the alarm when she didn't respond to his call for fare.
The 13-year-old fled and raised the alarm when the man, thought to be around 50, allegedly approached her as she walked near a supermarket.
She raised the alarm by dialling 999 and then stayed put.
Kim Kardashian freed herself and raised the alarm after being tied up and robbed at gunpoint in Paris of $10 million in jewels in Paris, police sources said Tuesday.
Ian Waddell, 51, who raised the alarm, said: "One of the neighbours said there was something wrong with Wullie's house because the windows were all dark.
A MOTHER has started a fundraising campaign to reward the three young boys who raised the alarm after finding a four-year-old wandering the streets.
But her 10-year-old daughter ran out of the house as the re started and raised the alarm.
Smoke had been spotted coming from the washing machine in the flat by the lady occupant who got out and raised the alarm.
Residents who live next to the farm raised the alarm after they heard explosions coming from a derelict battery chicken hut shortly after 4pm yesterday.
SOCIAL networking site Facebook helped save a man's life after online pals didn't hear from him and raised the alarm.
Crew Commander Mick Holloran, from Perry Barr Fire Station, said a member of staff at the site first raised the alarm.
After the child had raised the alarm, the Italian contingent serving as part of UNIFIL quickly contacted the Lebanese Armed Forces and worked in a joint-operation
The occupant, named as Mr Richardson, 41, of Bewick Court, John Dobson Street, in Newcastle, was at a friend's flat on the floor above at the time of the fire but raised the alarm when he saw smoke coming from his flat through a window.
His playmate, thought to be another boy around the same age, raised the alarm after the accident in Crookham Common, near Thatcham, Berkshire.