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English definition of “brave”


verb [T]     /breɪv/
to deal with an unpleasant or difficult situation: Let's brave the snow and go for a walk (= go for a walk even though it is snowing).literary She braved the wrath of her parents by refusing to marry the man they had chosen.Brave and courageous
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