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Definition of rearm verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rearm

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌriˈɑrm//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rearm
 
he / she / it rearms
 
past simple rearmed
 
-ing form rearming
 
 
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to obtain, or supply someone with, new or better weapons, armies, etc. The country was forbidden to rearm under the terms of the treaty. rearm somebody Rebel troops were being rearmed.
NAmE//ˌriˈɑrməmənt//
 
noun [uncountable]
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