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arm (someone, something, or oneself) with (something)

1. To provide or equip someone, something, or oneself with weapons of some kind. Often used in passive constructions. They are arming the local militia with machine guns and grenades. The peasants were armed with pitchforks and scythes as they stormed the military garrison. It's a pretty cool robot, but why on earth did you arm it with a pair of flamethrowers?
2. To provide someone, something, or oneself with some necessary means of achieving victory. Often used in passive constructions. I try to arm my students with knowledge about how the world really works. We went into the trial armed with surveillance footage that proved the company's involvement in the incident.
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arm (someone against someone or something) (with something)

to equip someone with whatever is needed to fight against someone or something. They armed themselves against the enemy with guns and ammunition. The government armed the soldiers with the new guns.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. a police officer. (see also long arm of the law.) What’ll you do if the arms come in while you’re sawing the bars of your cell?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Trading Standards had tried to contact Armes on a number of occasions.
tirer deux balles de sommation de son arme de service, afin de neutraliser le mis en cause, a pr?cis?
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L'ONU avait annonce jeudi soir avoir officiellement recu la demande d'adhesion de la Syrie a la Convention de 1993 sur l'interdiction des armes chimiques, laquelle a ete transferee aux Etats parties a la Convention.
Les medias internationaux ont completement neglige les videos et les images des manifestants armes sur le pont du six Octobre et ailleurs a travers la pays.
Armes, 51, has served as president and chief executive officer of JBA Investment Partners, a family investment vehicle, since 2010.
But when Armes offered to sell him a large quantity of cannabis, he had no idea that he was being set-up.
Brenda Armes, the owner of the Olde Salty's restaurant in Carolina Beach, said that the policy seems to be working as the business is booming at the restaurant.
L'epidemie de violence par balle ne sevit pas autant au Canada qu'aux Etats-Unis, mais les lobbys des armes a feu sont actifs ici aussi, et ils tentent depuis des annees de faire barrage ou d'annuler les lois et les politiques progressistes qui visent a reduire ce type de violence.
Jean Whittaker, the hospital's fundraising co-ordinator, turned up at the pub to show pub landlord Carl Armes two diagnostic opthalmoscopes which have been bought with the money.