panic button


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panic button

n. Slang
A signal for a hasty emotional response to an emergency: Stay calm; there's no need to hit the panic button.

panic button

n
1. a button or switch that operates any of various safety devices, for use in an emergency
2. (Communications & Information) a button on the user interface of a social networking site that may be used to report offensive, obscene, or suspicious postings
3. hit the panic button press the panic button informal to react to a situation by demanding emergency action; become excited; panic
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panic button - a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergencypanic button - a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency; "the circuit is operated by a panic button"; "when he saw that I was angry he hit the panic button"
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
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The new iPhone could also include a panic button that locks the device and transmits a warning signal to the emergency services - maybe even switching on the camera and microphone to record who is using the phone to help police find the handset.
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The pint-sized Yorkshire Terrier leapt into action by hitting a panic button and crying into the intercom when his owner, Judith Shaw, feared she was having a heart attack.
Each time Bob Singh Atwal was faced with the would-berobbers, at Dil Raj Stores, in Holbeck Way, he managed to press a panic button which has caused the thugs to scarper.
In light of the 24-year-old's death, another question surfaced: Would a panic button or emergency phone at any of the bank ATMs have saved her life?
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