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A strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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“A short, stout man, solidly built like a timber brace came out the big tent with a flourish.”
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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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A device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support
“I had a halo brace fitted to my body basically, which resembled a human building site for about six weeks.”
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A pair of something, typically of birds or mammals killed in hunting
“She took Wolf's arm and inserted herself into a file of carts, getting in front of a brace of mules whose driver cursed her, but whose whip was too short to reach her neck.”
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A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together
“The saw is best used with a brace.”
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Either of the two marks { and }, used either to indicate that two or more items on one side have the same relationship as each other to the single item to which the other side points, or in pairs to show that words between them are connected
“Seldom used in ordinary writing, brace or curly brackets are common in mathematics and other formulaic usage, where they serve to enclose complex sets of symbols.”
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Support used in engineering projects
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Either of the two characters { and } with the shape of a curved, pointed line, having various uses in math, music, and computer programming
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Something giving balance
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A fastener consisting of two discs at either end of a short bar, usually used with clothes
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A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc
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A very tight hold
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A piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something
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The position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting
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8 metres), chiefly used in reference to the depth of water
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To hold up or serve as a foundation for
“So it's time to put my strong head on, brace myself and get on with the matter in hand of hopefully offering some support where I can.”
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To give life, vigor, or spirit to
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“The pep talk braced the team up for the second half.”
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To press (one's body or part of one's body) firmly against something in order to stay balanced
“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 make (a structure) stronger or firmer with wood, iron, or other forms of support
“Full-height, double-glazed sheets brace the structure and barely divide interior from exterior.”
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(allow for) To accommodate or make provisions for
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To champion or foster a cause
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To act in preparation for something
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To draw tight
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Make or become hard or harder
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Make or become tight or tighter
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To securely fasten something (to something else)
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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Approach for conversation or solicitation
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Appeal to, implore
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Stop or slow
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
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