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re·arm

 (rē-ärm′)
v. re·armed, re·arm·ing, re·arms
v.tr.
1. To arm again.
2. To equip with better weapons.
v.intr.
To arm oneself again.

re·ar′ma·ment (rē-är′mə-mənt) n.
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rearm

(riːˈɑːm)
vb
1. (Military) to arm again
2. (Military) (tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
reˈarmament n
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re•arm

(riˈɑrm)

v.t.
1. to arm again.
2. to furnish with new or better weapons.
v.i.
3. to become armed again.
[1870–75]
re•ar′ma•ment (-mə mənt) n.
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rearm


Past participle: rearmed
Gerund: rearming

Imperative
rearm
rearm
Present
I rearm
you rearm
he/she/it rearms
we rearm
you rearm
they rearm
Preterite
I rearmed
you rearmed
he/she/it rearmed
we rearmed
you rearmed
they rearmed
Present Continuous
I am rearming
you are rearming
he/she/it is rearming
we are rearming
you are rearming
they are rearming
Present Perfect
I have rearmed
you have rearmed
he/she/it has rearmed
we have rearmed
you have rearmed
they have rearmed
Past Continuous
I was rearming
you were rearming
he/she/it was rearming
we were rearming
you were rearming
they were rearming
Past Perfect
I had rearmed
you had rearmed
he/she/it had rearmed
we had rearmed
you had rearmed
they had rearmed
Future
I will rearm
you will rearm
he/she/it will rearm
we will rearm
you will rearm
they will rearm
Future Perfect
I will have rearmed
you will have rearmed
he/she/it will have rearmed
we will have rearmed
you will have rearmed
they will have rearmed
Future Continuous
I will be rearming
you will be rearming
he/she/it will be rearming
we will be rearming
you will be rearming
they will be rearming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rearming
you have been rearming
he/she/it has been rearming
we have been rearming
you have been rearming
they have been rearming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rearming
you will have been rearming
he/she/it will have been rearming
we will have been rearming
you will have been rearming
they will have been rearming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rearming
you had been rearming
he/she/it had been rearming
we had been rearming
you had been rearming
they had been rearming
Conditional
I would rearm
you would rearm
he/she/it would rearm
we would rearm
you would rearm
they would rearm
Past Conditional
I would have rearmed
you would have rearmed
he/she/it would have rearmed
we would have rearmed
you would have rearmed
they would have rearmed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rearm - arm again; "After the war, the defeated country was not rearmed by the victors"
arm - supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
2.rearm - arm anew; "After the war, the defeated country was not allowed to rearm"
arm, gird, build up, fortify - prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
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Translations
يُعيدُ تَسْليح
přezbrojit
genopruste
újra felfegyverez
endurvopnast; endurnÿja vopnabúnaî
perginklavimasperginkluotipersiginklavimaspersiginkluoti
pārapbruņot
prezbrojiť
yeniden silâhlannmak

rearm

[ˈriːˈɑːm]
A. VTrearmar
B. VIrearmarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rearm

re-arm [ˌriːˈɑːrm]
vise réarmer
vtréarmer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rearm

vt countrywieder bewaffnen; forces, troopsneu ausrüsten or ausstatten
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rearm

[ˌriːˈɑːm]
1. vtriarmare
2. viriarmarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rearm

(riːˈaːm) verb
to give or get weapons again, especially weapons of a new type.
reˈarmament (-məmənt) noun
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References in classic literature ?
They gravely rearmed themselves fromthe gun-room and trooped along at the tail of their guide, Sir Howard only pausing, in a sort of ecstasy, to point out the celebrated gilt summerhouse on which the gilt weathercock still stood crooked.
After the aircraft had landed at the non-traditional strip, Mirage and F-7P aircraft were refuelled and rearmed before they took off again.
"We support proposals that bolster school security and respect constitutional rights including the right to due process and the rights of young adults to purchase fi rearms for hunting, sports shooting and their own self-defense," said Larry Keane, NSSF SVP and general counsel, in support of the president's initiative.
But he said it was difficult to make the ceasefires longer for the moment because of the risk of militants using them to regroup and rearm, something he said they had done in the past.
But when the pair ended up in court they changed their story, pleading guilty to attempted robbery and possessing an imitation rearm.
Gaza: Thousands of fighters paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky.
following reports that a man was carrying a rearm, armed South Wales Police ocers descended on Mitchell Court in Tonypandy "as a precautionary measure" at about 10am.
A man was allegedly taken hostage in an incident involving a rearm in Swansea's Meridian Tower before being tasered by police after a two-hour stando on Friday.
He was charged under the Firearms Act 1968 which makes it illegal to have an imitation it illegal to have an imitation rearm in a public place.
The decision to invade Iraq, which allowed the Afghan insurgents to regroup and rearm in neighbouring Pakistan, led to years-long bloodshed, he said.
military from waging the largest and most deadly war in history to managing a tense and competitive "Cold War." As the title suggests, Converse focuses on America's efforts to rearm and modernize its arsenal in the face of this new and dangerous threat.
Lebanon's government is increasingly becoming dependent on Iran and Syria, who have been helping Hizbullah rearm, a top U.S.