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'brace' - used as a noun
1. a support that steadies or strengthens something else
he wore a brace on his knee
2. two items of the same kind
3. a set of two similar things considered as a unit
4. either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
5. a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
6. elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
7. an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
8. a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
9. a structural member used to stiffen a framework

'brace' - used as a verb
10. prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
11. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
12. support by bracing
13. cause to be alert and energetic

derived forms
1. Brace / Plural
braces
2. Brace / Past
braced
3. Brace / Third Person
braces
4. Brace / Present Participle
bracing
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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child.