n urgence f
→ We have personnel and facilities for any emergencies.
→ The hospital will cater only for emergencies.
This is an emergency! C'est une urgence!
in an emergency en cas d'urgence
→ You should try not to panic in an emergency.
→ She always keeps calm in an emergency.
state of emergency
[supplies] de secours → The plane is carrying emergency supplies for refugees.
[meeting, talks] d'urgence → an emergency meeting of parliament → Emergency talks will take place this afternoon.
[operation, caesarean, treatment] d'urgence → Jack was born after an emergency Caesarean section → Orman received emergency treatment from medics on the pitch
[vehicle] de secours → He expressed disbelief that no emergency vehicles had arrived
[plan] d'urgence → there is an emergency plan for evacuating the village
[legislation] d'exception → emergency legislation being published today as part of the Government's clampdown on street crime
[number] d'urgence → A stewardess called an emergency number from the back of the plane emergency session (in Parliament)
session f extraordinaire → MPs will debate the crisis in emergency session this morning to take emergency measures prendre des mesures d'urgence →
accident and emergency , accident and emergency department (British)
n service m des urgences, urgences fpl
→ people waiting in accident and emergency
emergency brake (mainly US)
(=handbrake) frein m à main
n appel m d'urgence
→ A newborn baby died yesterday when an ambulance took 40 minutes to respond to an emergency call
n issue f de secours
→ The steward showed us the emergency exits.
n fonds m d'urgence
→ Iranians have been responding to their countrymen's plight by depositing eighteen-million dollars in an emergency fund.
n atterrissage m forcé, atterrissage m d'urgence
to make an emergency landing effectuer un atterrissage forcé, effectuer un atterrissage d'urgence
n (US) bande f d'arrêt d'urgence
npl pouvoirs mpl spéciaux
emergency road service
n (US) service m de dépannage
[+hospital] salle f des urgences
n (in hospital)
service m des urgences
the emergency services (fire, police, ambulance)
les services mpl d'urgence
n (British, in car) arrêt m d'urgence
n borne f d'urgence
n salle f des urgences
n secouriste mf
→ Dozens of emergency workers carried out a rescue operation
state of emergency
n état m d'urgence
→ A state of emergency has been declared.
→ The Government proclaimed a state of emergency.