Meaning of BRACE in English

BRACE

I. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

belt and braces

It retains the Sympatex lining of the earlier model - belt and braces if you like.

It was sealed with Sellotape and staples, a real belt and braces job.

Three: portly old men should use belt and braces, in case their trousers burst open; the belt hides the disaster.

Where glues are concerned, I, personally, would not scorn to wear both a belt and braces.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Alex braced his arms and pushed the car out of the road.

The building uses steel poles to brace the roof.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Each time an elderly man approached, he braced himself for it to be Stillman.

Guy tensed the instant she moved, as though bracing himself for resistance.

However, if you insist on sawing the post in place, brace it firmly.

Now I get my rifle ready and brace myself, making sure of my footing.

Patrick braced his head against the rest just as the crash came.

The question was like a blow, causing Roz to brace herself against the sofa.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

knee

I shift down the bench to make room for a girl with a knee brace .

neck

She's rushed to hospital on a stretcher in a neck brace .

McInerney swam over to the co-pilot and put a neck brace on him.

The hearing aid is replaced by the neck brace .

No serious musicologist will be spotted in an audience minus a neck brace .

The only doubt concerning whether she would succeed occurred before the tournament began, when she was spotted with a neck brace .

■ VERB

wear

What a tragedy if that son had to wear a brace for the rest of his life.

He told us she might need to wear a brace to correct it.

By 40, I wore a brace on my left leg and used a motorized scooter to cover all but short distances.

He wore a brace on the knee last season and caught 41 passes and scored two touchdowns.

Vick wore a ski brace on his right ankle and moved as if he were knee-deep in powder.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Diane had to wear a neck brace for eight weeks after the accident.

The steel beam serves as a brace for the ceiling.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A dozen suited men were fastening the edges of the insulator to the brace of the frame.

I shift down the bench to make room for a girl with a knee brace .

Many Clutton players and supporters were still stunned by Royston Marley's brilliant brace of goals as they boarded the bus home.

McInerney swam over to the co-pilot and put a neck brace on him.

Once on the brace , he thought that was as far as he could go.

Several children in this group needed a full brace in order to be able to stand.

She bore the sliding brace of a credit-card franker.

She exercised constantly, even when it hurt, and she eventually was able to walk without a leg brace .

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