Definición de arms en inglés:


Silabificación: arms
Pronunciación: /ärmz



a call to arms

A call to prepare for confrontation: a call to arms to defend against a takeover
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  • Instead it seems to act more as the fiery torch that keeps the impressionable, who only cheer for the good guys, ready for the call to arms.
  • Patriotism is a call to arms to defend yourself against someone else because they do not think like you.
  • It was a tragic end to what started as a call to arms to defend the country's sovereignty, to perform a state duty.

take up arms

Begin fighting.
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  • Some of the others managed to take up arms and a battle began between those who only hours earlier had been allies.
  • The war is southern Sudan erupted in 1983 when black African rebels took up arms to fight Khartoum-based Islamic governments.
  • Pointing to one of our articles, he said, ‘Young people are taking up arms and going to fight because you write this kind of stuff.’

under arms

Equipped and ready for war or battle: the Empire now had half a million men under arms
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  • If you are a state maintaining a million men under arms, in all sorts of places in the world, doing principally peacekeeping functions, you have to ask yourself to what degree this imposes greater cost on our missions.
  • Although the country has a defence budget broadly equivalent to that of Switzerland, there are 1.35 million people under arms.
  • The ministry, with about 1 million men under arms, is the country's largest armed forces agency.

up in arms (about/over)

Protesting vigorously about something: teachers are up in arms about new school tests
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  • Angry residents are up in arms following new proposals to build 14 flats on a former petrol station site in Rawdon.
  • Angry residents are up in arms after railway engineering works caused sleepless nights.
  • Angry residents are up in arms over a proposal to site a giant mobile phone mast near their homes.


Middle English: from Old French armes, from Latin arma.

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