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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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Before considering whether Arming America has indeed shattered a myth, it might be helpful to reflect on why gun control advocates are so excited about a book that, even if accurate, seems only tangentially related to their cause.
Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture, by Michael A.