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arm

verb [T]
 
 
/ɑːm/
to give weapons to someone: The terrorists had armed themselves with automatic rifles. →  Opposite disarm Providing weapons or taking weapons away
Translations of “arm”
in Korean 무장하다…
in Arabic يُسَلِّح…
in French armer, s’armer…
in Turkish silahlandırmak, silah vermek…
in Italian armare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…提供武器裝備, 武裝, 提供…
in Russian вооружать…
in Polish uzbroić…
in Spanish armar, armarse…
in Portuguese armar…
in German bewaffnen, sich rüsten…
in Catalan armar…
in Japanese ~を武装させる, ~に武器を与える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…提供武器装备, 武装, 提供…
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