take arms

take arms
Begin hostilities.

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  • take arms — verb commence hostilities • Syn: ↑go to war, ↑take up arms • Hypernyms: ↑war • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • To take arms — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take up arms — verb commence hostilities (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑go to war, ↑take arms • Hypernyms: ↑war • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP …   Useful english dictionary

  • arms — /amz / (say ahmz) plural noun 1. → arm2 (def. 1). 2. Military small arms. 3. heraldic bearings. –phrase 4. bear arms, to perform military service. 5. call to arms, a. a summons to battle. b. a rallying cry usually seeking support or particular… …  

  • Arms control — is an umbrella term for restrictions upon the development, production, stockpiling, proliferation, and usage of weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction. Arms control is typically exercised through the use of diplomacy which seeks to… …   Wikipedia

  • Take Action Tour — Duración 2001 presente Localización Estados Unidos Fecha febrero abril Géneros musicales …   Wikipedia Español

  • take up arms (against somebody) — take up arms (against sb) idiom (formal) to prepare to fight • He encouraged his supporters to take up arms against the state. Main entry: ↑armsidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • arms — [ armz ] noun plural ** weapons, for example guns or bombs: countries that sell arms to terrorists The British police do not usually carry arms. the international arms trade lay down (your) arms to agree to stop fighting: The President appealed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game — is an early 20th century Tin Pan Alley song which became the unofficial anthem of baseball although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song.cite web | url=http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200153239/def… …   Wikipedia

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