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disarm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisarmdis‧arm /dɪsˈɑːm $ -ˈɑːrm/ verb  1 [intransitive]PM to reduce the size of your army, navy etc, and the number of your weapons opp arm Getting the rebels to disarm will not be easy.2 [transitive]PMW to take away someone’s weapons opp arm Captured soldiers were disarmed and put into camps.3 [transitive]SATISFIED to make someone feel less angry or disapproving of you, and more friendlydisarming His tact and political skills disarmed his critics.4 [transitive]SCBPMW to take the explosives out of a bomb, missile etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
disarmThere at very close range he shot a man he had disarmed.Both sides must disarm before the peace talks.U.N. peacekeepers will disarm both forces.All were disarmed by police demolition experts.But his winning manner easily made friends and disarmed foes.He'd disarmed her earlier on by profusely apologising for his role in the near-collision with the Kestrel.But the sight of her in tears disarmed him in the strangest way.The effectivity of the duty to disarm is probably the most crucial issue in international law and international relations of this era.She uses humor to disarm people.Police then evacuated the basement mailroom while they set about disarming the device.
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Verb table
disarm
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydisarm
he, she, itdisarms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisarmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disarmed
he, she, ithas disarmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disarmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill disarm
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disarmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disarming
he, she, itis disarming
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you, we, theyare disarming
Past
I, he, she, itwas disarming
you, we, theywere disarming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disarming
he, she, ithas been disarming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disarming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disarming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disarming
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