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To make ready for a jolt or shock; to prepare.

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Usage examples (37)
  • Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say,...
  • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
  • He wore a brace on his knee
  • The term brace, which imports a pair, was employed.
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