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English definition of “brace”

brace

verb [T] (PREPARE)    /breɪs/
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.Preparing
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