tooled-up

• to arm oneself, usually with improvised weapons like bottles or sticks. e.g. "There was a right ruck dahn the pub last night and then these headcases got tooled-up !".

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • tooled up — adj British informal having or carrying a weapon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tooled up — (slang) Carrying a weapon, esp a gun • • • Main Entry: ↑tool …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tooled-up — adj British a. armed, issued with firearms. A term used by the underworld and the police since the early 1950s. The noun tool, denoting a firearm, is now archaic. The expression tooled up became more widely known in the later 1970s and 1980s… …   Contemporary slang

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  • tooled — UK [tuːld] / US [tuld] adjective tooled leather has been decorated by pressing a design onto it using a special tool …   English dictionary

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