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brace

verb [T]  us   /breɪs/

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]  us   /breɪs/

brace noun [C] (SUPPORT)

something that supports, fastens, or strengthens: He was recently fitted with a brace for his bad back.
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