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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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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
“After the operation, I had to wear a brace for about six months.”
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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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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) 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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A point at which parts of a structure are joined
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Support used in engineering projects
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Something giving balance
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A very tight hold
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A fastener consisting of two discs at either end of a short bar
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A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc
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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 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 give new life, energy or strength to someone or something
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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 resist or endure (something) successfully
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To make or become physically hard or harder
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Make or become tight or tighter
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To make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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To securely fasten something (to something else)
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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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