transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (remove weapon from) [country/troops/assailant] desarmarMore example sentences1.2 (defuse, neutralize) [bomb/mine] desactivar; [opposition] desarmar; [criticism] desbaratar
More example sentences
- At conflict termination, those forces would be disarmed, demobilized, and restructured as part of a broader transformation from war to peace.
- He not only occupied central and southern Italy with exemplary speed, but ruthlessly disarmed the Italian forces and contained the Allied landing at Salerno.
- Regime change as a ‘morally desirable side-effect’ of disarming an aggressor is consistent with the Just War ethic.
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- As an article in the New York Times reports, the crucial point is that the Israelis are able to disarm their human bombs because they have prior intelligence.
- An American soldier was killed when he tried to disarm a roadside bomb that had been attached to a telephone pole.
- On the letter bomb front, army bomb disposal experts were called on to disarm a letter bomb sent to an unnamed agricultural business and a farm.
- Countervailing these reactions there is one other, and I think it is an emotion, a sensation rather, that entirely disarms these impurer thoughts and provides the surest signal one has encountered authentic art.
- I think Mr Gageler rather disarms your argument on that because he accepted that you could not by contrived insertions lift the matter up into the constitutional protection if it was not otherwise there.
- It disarms criticism, obscures realities, and prejudges results.
- 2 (win confidence of) desarmar he was disarmed by her smile su sonrisa lo desarmóMore example sentences
- He's bright, amusing and just vulnerable enough to disarm critics.
- Many actually planned and encouraged terroristic crimes so as to disarm suspicion and, in some cases, help their careers.
- Furthermore, the man is honest to a fault and disarms any critics by agreeing with them.
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