English version

bomb scare

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
bomb scareˈbomb scare noun [countable]  PMWSCPwhen people have to be moved out of a building because there may be a bomb there a bomb scare in Central London
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bomb scareThe previous day also the factory was evacuated after a bomb scare.Apparently there had been a bomb scare recently.Cross-channel ferries held up by a bomb scare ...Following the find, the centre was evacuated again because of a bomb scare which police believe was a hoax.She says that they were told that it was a bomb scare.No, not the usual boring bomb scare, but a cultural occasion of enormous significance.
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