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Idioms about brace

    brace up, Informal. to summon up one's courage; become resolute: She choked back her tears and braced up.

Origin of brace

First recorded in 1300–50; (noun) Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French: “pair of arms,” from Latin brā(c)chia plural (taken as feminine singular) of brā(c)chium “arm” (from Greek; see brachium); (verb) in part Middle English bracen (from Anglo-French bracier, derivative of brace;cf. embrace1), in participle derivative of the noun

synonym study for brace

10. See pair.

OTHER WORDS FROM brace

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British Dictionary definitions for brace

brace
/ (breɪs) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for brace

C14: from Old French: the two arms, from Latin bracchia arms
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