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Supplying and using weapons and explosives

arm

verb

to provide yourself or other people with weapons

armament

noun

the process of providing the members of the armed forces with weapons to fight in a war

armed

adjective

carrying a weapon, especially a gun

armourer

noun

a person or organization that makes or supplies weapons

brandish

verb

to wave a weapon or other object around in your hand so that other people can see it

defuse

verb

to stop a bomb from exploding by removing its fuse

deploy

verb

if a government or army deploys soldiers or weapons, it uses them

detonation

noun

the act of making something such as a bomb explode

draw

verb

to pull out a gun, sword, or other weapon so that it is ready to use

duel

verb

to fight using guns or swords

explosion

noun

the process by which something is made to explode

go off

to explode, or to be fired

let off

to make something such as a bomb explode

level at

to point a weapon at someone

loose

verb

to fire something such as a bullet, missile, or arrow

plant

verb

if someone plants a bomb, they hide it where they want it to explode

prime

verb

to get a weapon or bomb ready to fire or explode

rearm

verb

to supply someone with new weapons, or to be supplied with them, especially as a preparation for war

set off

to make something explode

sheathe

verb

to put a weapon such as a sword into a sheath

shoot

verb

used about other weapons that fire things, for example a bow and arrow

spark

verb

to start a fire or explosion

tool up

to provide someone with a weapon, especially so that they can commit a crime, or to be provided with a weapon for this purpose

trigger-happy

adjective

likely to use weapons or start an attack, especially when it is not necessary

unarmed

adjective

not carrying a weapon

weaponise

a British spelling of weaponize

weaponize

verb

to make a substance ready to use as a weapon

deployment

noun

rearmament

noun

weaponization

noun

heavily armed

carrying a lot of weapons

present arms

if soldiers are ordered to present arms, they hold their weapons upright in front of them in order to show respect for someone important who is going past them

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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