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VERB 使做好准备（面对不快的事或困难） If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it.
He braced himself for the icy plunge into the black water...
She braced herself, as if to meet a blow.
VERB （为保持平衡或避免摔倒）使紧靠 If you brace yourself against something or brace part of your body against it, you press against something in order to steady your body or to avoid falling.
Elaine braced herself against the dresser and looked in the mirror...
He braced his back against the wall.
VERB 绷紧（肩或膝） If you brace your shoulders or knees, you keep them stiffly in a particular position.
He braced his shoulders as the snow slashed across his face.
VERB 支撑；加固 To brace something means to strengthen or support it with something else.
Overhead, the lights showed the old timbers, used to brace the roof.
N-COUNT 一对；一双 You can refer to two things of the same kind as a brace of that thing. The plural form is also brace .
...a brace of bottles of Mercier Rose champagne.
...a few brace of grouse.
N-COUNT （用以加固或支撑身体某部位的）支架，托架 A brace is a device attached to a part of a person's body, for example to a weak leg, in order to strengthen or support it.
He wore leg braces after polio in childhood...
She wears a neck brace.
N-COUNT 牙齿矫正器；牙箍 A brace is a metal device that can be fastened to a child's teeth in order to help them grow straight.
N-PLURAL （裤子的）背带，吊带 Braces are a pair of straps that pass over your shoulders and fasten to your trousers at the front and back in order to stop them from falling down.
N-COUNT 大括号 Braces or curly braces are a pair of written marks that you place around words, numbers, or parts of a computer code, for example to indicate that they are connected in some way or are separate from other parts of the writing or code.