rearm
Date: 1750 transitive verb to arm (as a nation or a military force) again with new or better weapons intransitive verb to become armed again • rearmament noun

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  • rearm — (v.) also re arm, 1805 (implied in rearming), from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + ARM (Cf. arm) (v.) to supply with arms. Related: Rearmed …   Etymology dictionary

  • rearm — ► VERB ▪ provide with or acquire a new supply of weapons. DERIVATIVES rearmament noun …   English terms dictionary

  • rearm — [rē ärm′] vt., vi. 1. to arm again 2. to arm with new or more effective weapons rearmament n …   English World dictionary

  • rearm — [[t]ri͟ː ɑ͟ː(r)m[/t]] rearms, rearming, rearmed also re arm V ERG If a country rearms or is rearmed, it starts to build up a new stock of military weapons. They neglected to rearm in time and left Britain exposed to disaster. [V n] ...NATO s… …   English dictionary

  • rearm — verb (I, T) to obtain weapons again or provide someone else with new weapons: If we re going to fight we must rearm. | rearm sb with sth: They rearmed their allies with modern missiles. rearmament noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rearm — UK [riːˈɑː(r)m] / US [ˌrɪˈɑrm] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms rearm : present tense I/you/we/they rearm he/she/it rearms present participle rearming past tense rearmed past participle rearmed to supply someone with new weapons, or to… …   English dictionary

  • rearm — re|arm [ri:ˈa:m US ˈa:rm] v [I and T] to obtain weapons again or provide someone else with new weapons ▪ They returned to base to rearm. >rearmament n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rearm — rearmament /ree ahr meuh meuhnt/, n. /ree ahrm /, v.t. 1. to arm again. 2. to furnish with new or better weapons: As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed. v.i. 3. to become armed again. [1870 75; RE + ARM2] * * * …   Universalium

  • rearm — verb To replace or restore the weapons or arms of a previously defeated, or disarmed army, country, person or other body …   Wiktionary

  • rearm — m ( es/ as) freight, cargo …   Old to modern English dictionary

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