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brace 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/brās/,
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brace, plural; braces, plural;
  1. Make (a structure) stronger or firmer with wood, iron, or other forms of support
    • - the posts were braced by lengths of timber
  2. Press (one's body or part of one's body) firmly against something in order to stay balanced
    • - she braced her feet against a projecting shelf
    • - he stood with legs braced
  3. Prepare (someone or oneself) for something difficult or unpleasant
    • - both stations are bracing themselves for job losses
    • - police are braced for a traffic nightmare
Noun
  1. A device that clamps things tightly together or that gives support, in particular

  2. A device fitted to a weak or injured neck, leg, or other part of the body for support
    • - a neck brace
  3. A wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth

  4. A strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building and carpentry

  5. A tool in carpentry having a crank handle and a socket to hold a bit for boring

  6. A rope leading aft from each yardarm, used for trimming the sail

  7. A pair of something, typically of birds or mammals killed in hunting
    • - thirty brace of grouse
  8. Either of the two marks { and }, used either to indicate that two or more items on one side have the same relationship as each other to the single item to which the other side points, or in pairs to show that words between them are connected

  9. A similar mark connecting staves to be performed at the same time


  1. a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
  2. prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  3. couple: two items of the same kind
  4. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
  5. pair: a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  6. support by bracing
  7. Vambraces (French language avant-bras Polish language karwasz, sometimes known as lower cannons in the Middle Ages) are "tubular" or "gutter" defences for the forearm, developed first in the ancient world by the Romans, but only formally named during the early 14th century, as part of a suit of ...
  8. Suspenders (Am. English) or braces (British English) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers. Straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. ...
  9. Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) is a device used in orthodontics to align teeth and their position with regard to a person's bite. ...
  10. Orthotics is the medical field concerned with the application and manufacture of orthoses, devices which support or correct the function of a limb or the torso. The term is derived from the Greek "ortho", to straighten, and demonstrates the connection of the field to orthopedics. ...
  11. Bracing or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft, the instruction to brace for impact is often given if the aircraft must make an emergency landing over land or water.
  12. Eddy Brace Rashid MacDonald, shortened to Brace is a Dutch singer, who often collaborates with famous Dutch rapper Ali B, who helped to bring Brace to stardom after their first musical collaboration on the hit single Moppie released in the summer of 2004.
  13. Armor for the arm; vambrace; A measurement of length, originally representing a person's outstretched arms; A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc. ...
  14. (braces) A device for straightening teeth; handcuffs; The two keyboard symbols "{" and "}."; A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off
  15. (bracing) a brace; a form of the military attention stance; invigorating or stimulating
  16. (Braced) Interlaced. (Also written brazed.)
  17. (Braced) Touching, connecting, or supporting some weight of another person.
  18. (Braces) Correct term for curly brackets { and }. cf brackets and parentheses.
  19. (Braces) Bands, wires, ceramic or other appliances used to correct teeth alignment.
  20. (Braces) A word commonly used to describe a fixed orthodontic appliance, usually comprised of brackets, bands and wires.
  21. (Braces) Reinforcement for added strength for your kitchen cart.
  22. (Braces) metal or ceramic brackets are adhered to the teeth and attached to wires to move them into the desired positions.
  23. (Braces) Devices used by orthodontists to gradually reposition teeth to a more favorable alignment
  24. (BRACES) The English term for suspenders. Usually of the button-on variety but also available as clip-on.
  25. (BRACES) suspenders or suspender-like straps worn by men, extending from front waist belt, over the shoulder to belt in back.