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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of brace.
- adj. Having braces or similar supports.
- adj. Interlaced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. held up by braces or buttresses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, interlaced or linked together: said of bearings so arranged. Also brazed.
- In entomology, attached by the caudal extremity and supported in an upright or oblique position by a silken thread crossing the thorax, and fastened to the supporting surface: said of the chrysalis of a butterfly. Also called girt or bound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger
- adj. held up by braces or buttresses
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.
The tired words of winter storm warnings were trundled out in force as the region "braced" for a "dump" of precipitation that could close roads, delay trains and cancel meetings.
But you just kind of braced and figured something was going to kill me.
And he kind of braced himself for that, that this could be a very up and down day for the rescue teams and the families as well.
Everybody kind of braced themselves pretty much on the seat in front of them.
So I pulled my jacket over my head and I kind of braced made arms against the corner of the wall because I knew I'd be buried.
We had heard the stuff on the news, and before that, and I never really put much in that, but this is the first time we were called by the search center, I kind of braced for it right away, because it was them telling us.
We "braced" them at once, marching down upon them as they were murmuring with heads together over a mass of typewritten sheets.