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Definition of "braced" []

  • A hand tool for drilling holes, with a socket to hold the drill at one end and a cranked handle by which the tool can be turned (noun)
  • Something that steadies, binds, or holds up another thing (noun)
  • A structural member, such as a beam or prop, used to stiffen a framework (noun)
  • A sliding loop, usually of leather, attached to the cords of a drum: used to change its tension (noun)
  • A pair; two, esp of game birds (noun)
  • Either of a pair of characters, { }, used for connecting lines of printing or writing or as a third sign of aggregation in complex mathematical or logical expressions that already contain parentheses and square brackets (noun)
  • A line or bracket connecting two or more staves of music (noun)
  • An appliance of metal bands and wires that can be tightened to maintain steady pressure on the teeth for correcting uneven alignment (noun)
  • Any of various appliances for supporting the trunk, a limb, or teeth (noun)
  • (in square-rigged sailing ships) a rope that controls the movement of a yard and thus the position of a sail (noun)
  • To provide, strengthen, or fit with a brace (verb)
  • To steady or prepare (oneself or something) as before an impact (verb)
  • To stimulate; freshen; invigorate (verb)
  • To control the horizontal movement of (the yards of a square-rigged sailing ship) (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of brace. (verb)

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  • Having braces or similar supports. (adjective)
  • Interlaced. (adjective)

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Use "braced" in a sentence
  • "Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Britain braced for more snow: It's not unusual at these times for people in northern Britain to complain that southerners whinge about their bad weather when the north of the country suffers far worse conditions on a regular basis."
  • "Her last word braced the lad as nothing else could."
  • "The back wall of this building was braced, which is lucky for us."