Definition of rearm in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈɑːm/


[with object]
1Provide with a new supply of weapons: his plan to rearm Germany
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  • Within minutes, the soldiers had rearmed themselves with weapons and ammunition.
  • After ready rounds are fired, crewman will need to rearm the launcher.
  • The RF Armed Forces and other troops should be fully rearmed by 2020-2025.
1.1 [no object] Acquire or build up a new supply of weapons: sanctions to prevent the regime from rearming
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  • He also questions why the South Koreans and Americans gave the enemy safe areas to rearm and regroup.
  • During the relative peace following the Korean conflict, America rearmed for the Cold War.
  • After the German victories of 1940, America slowly began to rearm and to supply assistance to Britain.



Pronunciation: /rɪˈɑːməmənt/
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  • The increase in the number of snipers to 18 per infantry battalion did not reflect the growing role of snipers as much as it reflected the rearmament of the Red Army.
  • Germany's original concept of the war had been a series of blitzkriegs, so rearmament had taken place rather in width than in depth; more extensive preparations for war had not been thought necessary.
  • The first chapter looks at the military aspects of the defeat: French military doctrine, rearmament, the strategy of the High Command, the conduct of the military operations.

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