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Noun
Something that physically restrains freedom of movement
Noun
Plural for a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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“For large repairs, build a wooden form and hold it in place with wooden braces, bricks, concrete blocks, or similar heavy objects.”
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Plural for a drilling tool with a crank handle and a socket to hold a bit
“A Hudson brace and Gigli saw are used to perform a basic craniotomy, and the cost of these items is minimal compared to the cost of a power drill.”
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Plural for a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support
“After the operation, I had to wear a brace for about six months.”
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Plural for a pair of something, typically of birds or mammals
“She inserted herself into a file of carts, getting in front of a brace of mules whose driver cursed her.”
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Plural for a device for grasping or holding fast to something
“At the rabbet, we drill two pilot holes and put in two screws with a brace to hold it in place.”
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(typography) Plural for a curved, pointed line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be considered together
“Seldom used in ordinary writing, the brace or curly bracket is common in mathematics, where they serve to enclose complex sets of symbols.”
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Plural for a long, sturdy piece of timber or metal
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Plural for a point where two or more things are joined
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(historical, nautical) Plural for the distance between the arms stretched from the sides of the torso
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Plural for a boss, rivet, or pin with a large head
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Plural for a very tight hold
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Plural for a short shaft or bolt, typically used to attach things together
Verb
To act in preparation for something
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To make something stronger or firmer, literally or figuratively
“Full-height, double-glazed sheets brace the structure and barely divide interior from exterior.”
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To bind, tie or fasten tightly or closely
“The women brace and bind their feet from their infancy, and have very little feet as a result.”
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To (attempt to) stay balanced by holding or leaning against something
“Her legs were in a ridiculous bunch at the edge of her bed, while her arms groped blindly for a sturdy surface to brace her body.”
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To tighten, or to put in a state of tension
“Be sure you brace your arms so that they, in turn, can provide rigid support for the hands.”
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To prepare oneself (or others) emotionally or mentally, especially for something challenging
“He tried to brace himself for the news, but he still trembled in anticipation.”
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To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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“The leading cadres of the party should brace their spirits and strengthen their confidence.”
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To fix or hold securely in place
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To make or become physically hard or harder
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To make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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