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brace

noun uk   /breɪs/ us  

brace noun (SUPPORT)

[C] ( plural braces) something that is used to support or connect things, or to make something stronger: He was recently fitted with a brace for his bad back. [C] UK ( US braces [plural]) ( plural braces) a set of connected wires that is attached to a person's teeth in order to make them straight: I had to wear a brace for my crooked teeth when I was a teenager.braces [plural] UK ( US suspenders) a pair of narrow straps that stretch from the front of the trousers over your shoulders to the back to hold them up: a pair of braces US ( UK calipers) metal supports that are fastened to the legs of people who have difficulties with walking

brace noun (PAIR)

[C] ( plural brace) two things of the same type, especially two wild birds that have been killed for sport or food: a brace of pheasants

brace

verb [T] uk   /breɪs/ us  

brace verb [T] (SUPPORT)

to support an object in order to stop it from falling down: The side wall of the old house was braced with a wooden support.

brace verb [T] (PREPARE)

brace yourself to prepare yourself physically or mentally for something unpleasant: The passengers were told to brace themselves (= to press their bodies hard against something or hold them very stiff) for a crash landing. She told me she had some bad news for me and I braced myself for a shock.
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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