Union members braced themselves for a confrontation with management.
All hands, brace for impact!
The boy has no idea about everything that's been going on. You need to brace him for what's about to happen.
He braced himself against the crowd.
To brace a beam in a building.
To brace the nerves.
An example of a brace are wood pieces that support or hold up a roof.
An example of brace is something you wear to support your back.
An example of brace is wood pillars that support a roof.
An example of brace is when you press your hand against the side of a wall as you descend steep stairs.
An example of brace is when you tell someone to sit down because you have something upsetting to tell him.
Three brace of partridges.
- to call forth one's courage, resolution, etc., as after defeat or disappointment
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of brace
- Middle English from Old French the two arms from Vulgar Latin bracia from Latin bracchia, brāchia pl. of bracchium brāchium arm from Greek brakhīōn upper arm mregh-u- in Indo-European roots V., partly from Old French bracier from Old French brace the two arms
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition