take+up+arms

  • 1take up arms — index fight (battle), rebel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2take up arms — verb commence hostilities (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑go to war, ↑take arms • Hypernyms: ↑war • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP …

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  • 3take up arms — {v. phr.}, {literary}. To get ready to fight; fight or make war. * /The people were quick to take up arms to defend their freedom./ * /The President called on people to take up arms against poverty./ Contrast: LAY DOWN ONE S ARMS …

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  • 4take up arms — {v. phr.}, {literary}. To get ready to fight; fight or make war. * /The people were quick to take up arms to defend their freedom./ * /The President called on people to take up arms against poverty./ Contrast: LAY DOWN ONE S ARMS …

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  • 5take\ up\ arms — v. phr. literary. To get ready to fight; fight or make war. The people were quick to take up arms to defend their freedom. The President called on people to take up arms against poverty. Contrast: lay down one s arms …

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  • 6take up arms — get ready to fight or make war The citizens were not willing to take up arms to try and change their government. браться, взяться за оружие When the Germans invaded Belgium, the Belgians immediately took uр arms against them …

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  • 7take up arms — to fight with weapons against an enemy. They took up arms only after other means of resolving their differences failed …

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  • 8take up arms — to begin fighting with weapons Minority tribes took up arms against the new government …

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  • 9take up arms — Begin war, commence hostilities …

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  • 10take up arms — idi mil to prepare for or go to war …

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  • 11take up arms (against somebody) — take up arms (against sb) idiom (formal) to prepare to fight • He encouraged his supporters to take up arms against the state. Main entry: ↑armsidiom …

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  • 12To take up arms — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …

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  • 13Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …

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  • 14arms — [ armz ] noun plural ** weapons, for example guns or bombs: countries that sell arms to terrorists The British police do not usually carry arms. the international arms trade lay down (your) arms to agree to stop fighting: The President appealed… …

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  • 15take — take1 [ teık ] (past tense took [ tuk ] ; past participle tak|en [ teıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 move something/someone ▸ 2 cause someone/something to move ▸ 3 perform action ▸ 4 need something ▸ 5 accept ▸ 6 win prize/election ▸ 7 reach out and get ▸… …

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  • 16take — I [[t]te͟ɪk[/t]] USED WITH NOUNS DESCRIBING ACTIONS ♦ takes, taking, took, taken (Take is used in combination with a wide range of nouns, where the meaning of the combination is mostly given by the noun. Many of these combinations are common… …

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  • 17arms — n. weapons 1) to bear; take up arms 2) to call to arms 3) (mil.) inspection; left shoulder; order; port; present; right shoulder; trail arms! 4) to lay down one s arms 5) small arms 6) under arms ( armed ) misc. 7) up in arms ( stirred up ) * * * …

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  • 18take arms — verb commence hostilities • Syn: ↑go to war, ↑take up arms • Hypernyms: ↑war • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP * * * …

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  • 19take up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms take up : present tense I/you/we/they take up he/she/it takes up present participle taking up past tense took up past participle taken up 1) to start doing something regularly as a habit, job, or interest I… …

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  • 20arms — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Weapons Nouns 1. arms, weapon[s], weaponry, firearms, armament, engine of war, materiel; hardware; panoply, stand of arms, military establishment; armory, arsenal (See store); armor (See defense). See… …

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