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/ B:m; Brm/ v 1 [I, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ oneself/sb (with sth) supply or equip oneself/sb with weapons; prepare for war or fighting []; ; ; : The enemy is arming. . * The mob armed themselves with sticks and stones. . * Police say the man is armed and dangerous. , . * warships armed with nuclear weapons * (fig ) She arrived at the interview armed with lists of statistics. . 2 [Tn] make (a bomb, etc) ready to explode . 3 (idm ) ,armed to the `teeth having many weapons .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:57
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arm
/ B:m; Brm/ n 1 either of the two upper limbs of the human body, from the shoulder to the hand ; : She held the baby in her arms. . * He gave her his arm (ie let her hold it for support) as they crossed the road. , . * She was carrying a book under her arm, ie between her arm and her body. . * He rushed into her arms, ie to be embraced by her. . =>illus at human human. 2 sleeve : There's a tear in the arm of my jacket. . 3 thing that is shaped like or operates like an arm : the arms of a chair, ie parts on which the arms can rest * an arm of the sea, ie a long inlet * an arm of a tree, ie a large branch * the (pick-up) arm of a record-player . =>illus at App 1 1, page xvi. 4 (idm ) ,arm in `arm (of two people) with the arm of one linked with the arm of the other , : strolling happily arm in arm . =>illus . the (long) arm of the `law (extent of) the authority or power of the law : He fled to Brazil trying to escape the long arm of the law. , . at arm's `length with the arm fully extended away from the body : holding one's hand out at arm's length . a babe in arms => babe. chance one's arm => chance2. fold one's arms => fold1. fold sb/sth in one's arms => fold1. have a long arm => long1. keep sb at arm's length not allow oneself to become too friendly with sb ; . a shot in the arm => shot1. twist sb's arm => twist. with arms akimbo with one's hands on one's hips and one's elbows pointed outwards . =>illus . with open `arms => open1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:57
arm
/ B:m; Brm/ n branch or division of a country's military forces : troops supported by the air arm .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:57
arm
/ B:m; Brm/ n branch or division of a country's military forces : troops supported by the air arm .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:57
arm
/ B:m; Brm/ n 1 either of the two upper limbs of the human body, from the shoulder to the hand ; : She held the baby in her arms. . * He gave her his arm (ie let her hold it for support) as they crossed the road. , . * She was carrying a book under her arm, ie between her arm and her body. . * He rushed into her arms, ie to be embraced by her. . =>illus at human human. 2 sleeve : There's a tear in the arm of my jacket. . 3 thing that is shaped like or operates like an arm : the arms of a chair, ie parts on which the arms can rest * an arm of the sea, ie a long inlet * an arm of a tree, ie a large branch * the (pick-up) arm of a record-player . =>illus at App 1 1, page xvi. 4 (idm ) ,arm in `arm (of two people) with the arm of one linked with the arm of the other , : strolling happily arm in arm . =>illus . the (long) arm of the `law (extent of) the authority or power of the law : He fled to Brazil trying to escape the long arm of the law. , . at arm's `length with the arm fully extended away from the body : holding one's hand out at arm's length . a babe in arms => babe. chance one's arm => chance2. fold one's arms => fold1. fold sb/sth in one's arms => fold1. have a long arm => long1. keep sb at arm's length not allow oneself to become too friendly with sb ; . a shot in the arm => shot1. twist sb's arm => twist. with arms akimbo with one's hands on one's hips and one's elbows pointed outwards . =>illus . with open `arms => open1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:57

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