rearm

verb re·arm \ (ˌ)rē-ˈärm \
|Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of rearm

rearmed; rearming; rearms
: to arm (a nation, a military force, etc.) again with new or better weapons
: to become armed again

rearmament

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈär-mə-mənt\ noun

Examples of rearm in a Sentence

  1. The treaty forbids the country to rearm.

  2. Another country was rearming their enemies.

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First Known Use of rearm

1750

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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REARM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of rearm for English Language Learners

  • : to obtain new weapons

  • : to supply (someone or something) with new weapons


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