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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.

arm

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?
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Number Ten wrested a parang from an adversary, and acting upon his example the other creatures were not long in arming themselves in a similar manner.
It was busy arming itself with the rifles of the slain and killing the wounded.
The native energy of the man, arming itself with all the might of his love, kindled in him again.
Nicholas assisted his master to put on an old fustian shooting- jacket, which he took down from a peg in the passage; and Squeers, arming himself with his cane, led the way across a yard, to a door in the rear of the house.
Our culture therefore must not omit the arming of the man.
sometimes capable of arming our minds with a stubborn patience in
That's despite the fact that as much as $2 billion in direct arms shipments from the United States flooded into Afghanistan and Pakistan during the 1980s, arming the Taliban and arguably contributing to this previously obscure group of Islamic radicals seizing power in 1994.