Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To arm again.
  • transitive v. To equip with better weapons.
  • intransitive v. To arm oneself again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To replace or restore the weapons or arms of a previously defeated, or disarmed army, country, person or other body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arm anew
  • v. arm again

Etymologies

re- +‎ arm (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Israel wants an end to the rocket attacks and they want to make sure that Hamas does not have the opportunity to rearm, which is why we've seen them targing the Rafah area, the southern area of Gaza so heavily because that is where the tunnels are that go from Gaza into Egypt which is where Hamas and other militants are believed to have been able to restock themselves with weaponry.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2009

  • The technique, dubbed 'rearm' as a nod to the command used in Windows, can be used up to five times.

    PC Advisor News

  • As for those of you who didnt get a key, there is apparently a "rearm" cmd thing to help extend your usage to 120 days instead of 30.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • Using slmgr, you can "rearm" and restart the clock.

    Tech-Ex

  • After the installation is completed, users must make a minor change to the Windows registry, use the Windows "rearm" command, then reboot.

    Infoworld News

  • "rearm" method that lets you extend the grace period before activation is required to a maximum of 120 days - but it's not the same as actual activation which guarantees your beta 1 copy of Windows 7 will work until August 1, 2009.

    iTWire - Latest Headlines

  • Mr. Myles SG repeats the same old tired excuse for Stalin that apologists for Chamberlain make, namely that appeasement of Hitler allowed Great Britain, France, and Russia to rearm and place themselves in a better position to oppose Hitler.

    Matthew Yglesias » Russia, China, and Iran

  • He said Russia wouldn't support any United Nations resolutions punishing Syria, and warned that Russia may rearm if it doesn't come to an agreement with the U.S. on a European missile shield.

    Medvedev Makes a Slight Break With Putin

  • U.S. and U.N. officials say Gbagbo troops used a brief ceasefire to regroup and rearm, and late last week they were regaining ground in Abidjan.

    Detained Gbagbo Calls for End to Ivory Coast Fighting

  • But Lieberman said it would be a serious mistake for Israel to agree with Hamas on a new period of calm, which he said would enable the militants to rearm and set the terms of future confrontations.

    Foreign Minister: Israel Should Topple Hamas

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