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Dictionary entry overview: What does take up arms mean?
• TAKE UP ARMS (verb)
The verb TAKE UP ARMS has 1 sense:
1. commence hostilities
Familiarity information: TAKE UP ARMS used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||take up arms [BACK TO TOP]|
Verbs of fighting, athletic activities
Hypernyms (to "take up arms" is one way to...):
war (make or wage war)
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