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brace

verb [T]  /breɪs/ us  

brace verb [T] (PREPARE)

to prepare yourself physically or mentally for something unpleasant: The weather forecasters told us to brace ourselves for a heavy storm.

brace verb [T] (SUPPORT)

to support yourself or a part of your body: She braced herself against the dresser. To brace an object is to support or strengthen it: You will need to brace the walls.

brace

noun [C]  /breɪs/ us  

brace noun [C] (SUPPORT)

something that supports, fastens, or strengthens: He was recently fitted with a brace for his bad back.
Translations of “brace”
in Spanish refuerzo, abrazadera, par…
in Arabic سِلْك تَقْويم الأسْنان…
in Korean 교정기…
in Portuguese aparelho ortodôntico…
in French attache, paire…
in German die Zahnspange, ein Paar…
in Catalan ferros…
in Japanese 歯列矯正装置…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支架, 托架,支架…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支架, 托架,支架…
in Italian apparecchio per i denti…
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