- to arm again.
- to furnish with new or better weapons: As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed.
- to become armed again.
Origin of rearm
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Examples from the Web for rearm
Throughout the 1970s Carter badgered the NATO allies to rearm.Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President
February 24, 2013
It will be just a matter of time before they rearm through the tunnels, she said.Overcast With A Chance Of Rockets
Ehud Zion Waldoks
November 23, 2012
The ceasefire will least as long as it takes Hamas to rearm, and likely not much longer than that.
But without significant diplomatic follow-up, it will likely last only as long as it takes Hamas to rearm.
So why not “try to give them the tools to rearm to be reemployed?”Congress Ponders Adding GED Requirement to Unemployment Benefits
February 7, 2012
"And now the Kerak Worlds want to rearm and try again," Leoh said.
He has acquired complete dictatorship of the Kerak Worlds, and is now attempting to rearm them for war.
When they united with Frmont he was obliged to rearm them with Springfield rifles from his own stores.The Civil War Through the Camera
Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
He'll drop fifty planet bombs out of your peaceful skies and collect your vassal worlds before they can rearm.Victory
Lester del Rey
If they won the armistice, they'd be able to retrench and rearm, and the war would break out again within a few years.In Case of Fire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- to arm again
- (tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
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