Synonyms of emergency


1. emergency, exigency, pinch, crisis

usage: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

2. emergency, temporary state

usage: a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"

3. hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake, brake

usage: a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

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