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adjective armed pronunciation in British English /ɑː(r)md/
  1. 1
    carrying a weapon, especially a gun

    Be careful – I think he's armed.

    armed with:

    a bank robber armed with a shotgun

    1. a.
      involving the use of weapons

      armed robbery

      former terrorists who have abandoned the armed struggle

  2. 2
    having useful or impressive equipment, information etc
    armed with:

    a group of reporters armed with long-lens cameras


a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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