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TAKE UP ARMS

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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 


TAKE UP ARMS (verb)


Sense 1take up arms [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commence hostilities

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

go to war; take arms; take up arms

Hypernyms (to "take up arms" is one way to...):

war (make or wage war)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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