What is another word for in arms?

58 synonyms found


[ ɪn ˈɑːmz], [ ɪn ˈɑːmz], [ ɪ_n ˈɑː_m_z]

How to use "In arms" in context?

To be in arms is to be prepared for bloodshed and war. For centuries, men and women have fought in armed conflict, some voluntarily and others forced into battle. In many cases, civilians, including women and children, have been caught in the crossfire.

Today, armed conflict takes many different forms, from small-scale skirmishes between rival insurgent groups to full-scale wars between nation states. Regardless of the size or scope of the conflict, the consequences of being in arms are always serious.

Those who enter military conflict often risk their lives, and often suffer serious injuries or even death.

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