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Brace Definition

(noun)

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a structural member used to stiffen a framework

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(noun)

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a set of two similar things considered as a unit

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(verb)

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prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

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(noun)

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a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring

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(noun)

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two items of the same kind

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(noun)

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an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

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(noun)

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elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

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(verb)

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cause to be alert and energetic

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(verb)

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support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace


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brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

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(noun)

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a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

(noun)

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a support that steadies or strengthens something else


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he wore a brace on his knee

(noun)

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either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

(verb)

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support by bracing