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equip (something) with (something)

To add or attach something to something. After the hurricane, I made sure to equip my boat with new, fully-intact sails.
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go equipped

To carry tools or equipment specifically meant for carrying out a crime, especially theft or burglary. Primarily heard in UK. The burden is on the prosecutor to prove that the defendant went equipped. The judge said he was not convinced the man had gone equipped with the assault in mind.
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going equipped

The act of carrying tools or equipment specifically intended to be used in a crime. Primarily heard in UK. The man was charged with one count of going equipped and one count of forced entry. He was sentenced to five years in prison, with six months suspended.
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someone or something (with something ) (for something ) to outfit someone or something with something for something; to provide equipment for someone or something for some purpose. We equipped everyone with a spade for digging. They equipped the rescuers with equipment for any conceivable occurrence.

equip something with something

to add a piece of equipment to something. We will equip our truck with a plow blade and plow snow this winter. This car is equipped with air-conditioning.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Friction" in this context refers to inadequate equipment inventories available to equip to the full Acquisition Authority Objective (AAO).