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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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A California bill was introduced on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, that requires hotels to provide hotel room cleaners with panic buttons, according to US media reports.
Tenders are invited for the supply, install, commission and provision of training of a stand-alone panic system linked to the fire alarm / wireless panic buttons and associated system for integration into a fire alarm system.
We don't have panic buttons in the halls of the Capitol.
Requiring the panic buttons or emergency phones at all types of cash machines could be added to the bill, he said.
With in-cab terminals, bonnet switches and panic buttons fitted to a quarter of its fleet, Ringtons will monitor improvements in driver behaviour, safety, and vehicle maintenance checks.
The New York City hotel where Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar allegedly assualted a maid has decided to equip its housekeeping employees with panic buttons in the event of future threats.
Melbourne's most at-risk nurses will carry mobile phones fitted with panic buttons when visiting outpatients with psychiatric illnesses.
But I won't be pressing any panic buttons, I don't think there is any need for any panic buttons.
The panic buttons have been installed at four areas of the new pounds 2.
I looked at it wondering if it was installed years ago, when novelty panic buttons adorned computer desktops.
This security system consists of fixed panic buttons that are placed in common areas around school and wireless emergency buttons carried by school administrators via lanyard or keychain that can be activated anywhere in the building.
Single staffing has got to stop, shops have to have panic buttons and cameras.