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arms

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharmsarms[plural]WEAPON weapons used for fighting wars 🔊 Sales of arms to the Middle East have dramatically increased.nuclear arms 🔊 the arms trade 🔊 an arms dealer 🔊 The government is cutting arms expenditure. 🔊 The United Nations will lift its arms embargo against the country.take up arms (against somebody) (=get weapons and fight) 🔊 Boys as young as 13 are taking up arms to defend the city. 🔊 He appealed for the rebels to lay down their arms (=stop fighting).under arms (=with weapons and ready to fight) 🔊 All available forces are under arms. small arms at small1(15) arm
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under armsWe lay under arms all day and made but little change in our position.About I m men are still under arms because, says the government, the war is not yet over.
armsarms[plural]SIGN/INDICATION a set of pictures or patterns, usually painted on a shield, that is used as the special sign of a family, town, university etc syn coat of arms arm
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