red alert


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red alert

n.
1. A condition of heightened alertness or preparedness, especially to guard against imminent danger.
2. A warning of or signal indicating imminent danger.
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Noun1.red alert - the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
alert, qui vive - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
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Translations

red alert

nallarme rosso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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