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rearm

[ree-ahrm] /riˈɑrm/
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become armed again.
Origin of rearm
1870-1875
1870-75; re- + arm2
Related forms
rearmament
[ree-ahr-muh-muh nt] /riˈɑr mə mənt/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • 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 has acquired complete dictatorship of the Kerak Worlds, and is now attempting to rearm them for war.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • This fort the Admiral, in those days of waiting, had taken the precaution secretly to garrison and rearm.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • He'll drop fifty planet bombs out of your peaceful skies and collect your vassal worlds before they can rearm.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • "And now the Kerak Worlds want to rearm and try again," Leoh said.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for rearm

rearm

/riːˈɑːm/
verb
1.
to arm again
2.
(transitive) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
Derived Forms
rearmament, noun
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