Definition of Take arms

1. Verb. Commence hostilities.

Exact synonyms: Go To War, Take Up Arms
Generic synonyms: War



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Arms

take a stand
take a tumble
take a turn for the better
take a turn for the worse
take a whizz
take a wicket
take aback
take account
take action
take advantage
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms (current term)
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in

Literary usage of Take arms

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1. The History of Spain: From the Establishment of the Colony of Gades by the by Charles John Ann Hereford (1793)
"... Members of the League of Smal- kalde take arms—The Emperor puts them under the Ban of the Empire—He ..."

2. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1901)
"... who take Arms—Treaties of Accommodation are repeatedly broken—The Reformers destroy the Monastic Buildings—The Treaty of Perth violated, ..."

3. Scotland by Walter Scott, Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1899)
"... and the Protestants take Arms—They advance to Edinburgh—The Queen-Regent fortifies Leith—The Lords of the Congregation promulgate a Resolution that she ..."

4. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"St. Bernard exhorts the people to take arms against the infidel. To t/ie Lords and very dear Fathers, the Archbishops and Bishops, with the whole Clergy and ..."

5. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"St. Bernard exhorts the people to take arms against the infidel. To the Lords and very dear Fathers, the Archbishops and Bishops, with the whole Clergy and ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1831)
"... in Paris— The Troops being ordered to quell them, the Populace take Arms—After three days'fighting, the Military are forced to evacuate Paris. ..."

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