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set an alarm

This page is about the collocation set an alarm

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to set the time at which the alarm in a phone or alarm clock will ring

For example

  • I've got to be at work by seven, so I'll set my alarm for five-thirty.

  • The alarm in my new phone is really easy to set.

Quick Quiz

Your should set your alarm if

a. you think there's a fire

b. you have to get up early

c. you're breaking into a house

Contributor: Matt Errey