rearm

[ree-ahrm]
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verb (used with object)

to arm again.
to furnish with new or better weapons: As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed.

verb (used without object)

to become armed again.

Nearby words

  1. rear-end,
  2. rear-ender,
  3. rear-view mirror,
  4. reardon,
  5. rearguard,
  6. rearmament,
  7. rearmost,
  8. rearmouse,
  9. rearrange,
  10. rearrangement

Origin of rearm

First recorded in 1870–75; re- + arm2

Related formsre·ar·ma·ment [ree-ahr-muh-muh nt] /riˈɑr mə mənt/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for rearm

rearm

verb

to arm again
(tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
Derived Formsrearmament, noun

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