Definition of rearm
: to arm (a nation, a military force, etc.) again with new or better weapons
: to become armed again
rearmamentplay \-ˈär-mə-mənt\ noun
Examples of rearm in a Sentence
The treaty forbids the country to rearm.
Another country was rearming their enemies.
Recent Examples of rearm from the Web
Above all, to prepare to wage future wars, rather than continuing the habit of rearming for previous ones.
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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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