take up arms[ ahrm ]SEE DEFINITION OF take up arms
Synonyms for take up arms
- be insubordinate
- break with
- come out against
- drop out
- get out of line
- make waves
- opt out
- rise up
- rock the boat
- run amok
- turn against
Antonyms for take up arms
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKE UP ARMS
We did not ask or desire that America should take up arms by our side.
I will set out on my journey and will take up arms for my beloved.
They even went so far as to take up arms, in the hope of deposing him.
But I pity the young who have to cast themselves off and take up arms.
There he had no alternative open to him but to prepare to take up arms.
Thus the whole nation can take up arms in defence of the country.
We do not take up arms for our nation alone, but for freedom in general.
No virtue is so quick to take up arms as that of the middle classes.
He had to take up arms in her defense on this, the first night of his arrival.
If I were a man, why should I not take up arms to defend my religion?
"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.