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weapons freeAn order that weapons may be fired at targets that are not positively identified as friendly.Rate it:

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weapons holdAn order that weapons may be fired at targets only when under attack, or in response to a formal orderRate it:

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weapons tightAn order that weapons may only be fired at targets that are positively identified as hostileRate it:

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arm to the teethTo equip thoroughly with weapons.Rate it:

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fire at willFire when ready. A command that allows troops to use weapons at their discretion and choose their own targets, allowing the individual soldier a greater freedom of timing the shot with target movement and similar.Rate it:

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open upTo commence firing weapons.Rate it:

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arm upto supply, or be supplied with, arms (weapons)Rate it:

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arma tradereto surrender weapons.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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extorquere arma e manibusto wrest weapons from some one's hands.Rate it:

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firing lineThe line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battleRate it:

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go equippedTo possess tools, weapons or other articles with the intent of using them to commit a crime.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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hold your fireDo not discharge your weapon. Used originally for weapons needing a spark or lighting of a fuse to ignite gunpowder, now sometimes used to mean any weapon launching a projectile.Rate it:

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mind the gapBe careful of the gap between the vehicle and the platform it is near, in boarding or alighting.Rate it:

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overkillA destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons.Rate it:

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pat downTo frisk; to check someone's body for concealed items, especially weapons.Rate it:

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silver bulletA bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.Rate it:

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soapboxA crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.Rate it:

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trial by fireA situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.Rate it:

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turkey shootA situation in which numerous weapons are discharged against prey, opponents, or victims who have little ability to protect or defend themselves.Rate it:

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