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    brace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word brace

    Definition
    (noun) a support that steadies or strengthens something else
    Example Sentence
    • he wore a brace on his knee
    Definition
    (noun) two items of the same kind
    Synonyms : couple , couplet , distich , duad , duet , duo , dyad , pair , span , twain , twosome , yoke
    Definition
    (noun) a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    Synonyms : pair
    Definition
    (noun) either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material Definition
    (noun) a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it Definition
    (noun) elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
    Synonyms : gallus , suspender
    Definition
    (noun) an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
    Synonyms : braces , orthodontic braces
    Definition
    (noun) a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
    Synonyms : bitstock
    Definition
    (noun) a structural member used to stiffen a framework
    Synonyms : bracing
    Definition
    (verb) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    Synonyms : poise
    Definition
    (verb) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    Synonyms : stabilise , stabilize , steady
    Example Sentence
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
    Definition
    (verb) support by bracing Definition
    (verb) cause to be alert and energetic
    Example Sentence
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
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