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Brace

A device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support
A neck brace
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Bracket

A bracket is either of two tall fore- or back-facing punctuation marks commonly used to isolate a segment of text or data from its surroundings. Typically deployed in symmetric pairs, an individual bracket may be identified as a left or right bracket or, alternatively, an opening bracket or closing bracket, respectively, depending on the directionality of the context.
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Brace

A pair of straps that pass over the shoulders and fasten to the top of trousers at the front and back to hold them up.
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Bracket

Each of a pair of marks ( ) [ ] { } 〈 〉 used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from the context
Symbols are given in brackets
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Brace

A pair of something, typically of birds or mammals killed in hunting
Thirty brace of grouse
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Bracket

A category of people or things that are similar or fall between specified limits
Those in a high income bracket
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Brace

Either of the two marks { and }, used either to indicate that two or more items on one side have the same relationship as each other to the single item to which the other side points, or in pairs to show that words between them are connected.
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Bracket

A right-angled support attached to a wall for holding a shelf, lamp, or other object.
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Brace

Make (a structure) stronger or firmer with wood, iron, or other forms of support
The posts were braced by lengths of timber
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Bracket

The distance between two artillery shots fired either side of the target to establish range.
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Brace

A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp.
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Bracket

A diagram representing the sequence of matches in a sports tournament, especially as used for making predictions about its outcome
With the March Madness tournament half the fun is filling out your bracket
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Brace

A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.
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Bracket

A person's nose or jaw
A quick punch up the bracket
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Brace

Braces Chiefly British Suspenders.
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Bracket

Enclose (words or figures) in brackets
I have bracketed the phrase ‘of contrary qualities’ in the translation, since it is not explicit in the Greek
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Brace

An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
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Bracket

Place (one or more people or things) in the same category or group
He is sometimes bracketed with the ‘new wave’ of film directors
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Brace

Often braces A dental appliance constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
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Bracket

Hold or attach (something) by means of a right-angled support
Pipes should be bracketed
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Brace

An extremely stiff, erect posture.
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Bracket

Establish the range of (a target) by firing two preliminary shots, one short of the target and the other beyond it.
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Brace

A cause or source of renewed physical or spiritual vigor.
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Bracket

A simple rigid structure in the shape of an L, one arm of which is fixed to a vertical surface, the other projecting horizontally to support a shelf or other weight.
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Brace

A protective pad strapped to the bow arm of an archer.
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Bracket

A small shelf or shelves supported by such structures.
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Brace

(Nautical)A rope by which a yard is swung and secured on a square-rigged ship.
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Bracket

(Architecture) A decorative or weight-bearing structural unit, two sides of which form a right angle with one arm flush against a wall and the other flush beneath a projecting surface, such as eaves or a bay window.
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Brace

A cranklike handle with an adjustable aperture at one end for securing and turning a bit.
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Bracket

A wall-anchored fixture for gas or electricity.
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Brace

(Music)A leather loop that slides to change the tension on the cord of a drum.
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Bracket

A square bracket.
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Brace

A vertical line, usually accompanied by the symbol {, connecting two or more staffs.
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Bracket

An angle bracket.
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Brace

A set of staffs connected in this way.
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Bracket

(Mathematics) See brace.
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Brace

A symbol, { or }, enclosing two or more lines of text or listed items to show that they are considered as a unit.
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Bracket

Chiefly British One of a pair of parentheses.
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Brace

(Mathematics)Either of a pair of symbols, { }, used to indicate aggregation or to clarify the grouping of quantities when parentheses and square brackets have already been used. Also called bracket.
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Bracket

A classification or grouping, especially within a sequence of numbers or grades, as a category of incomes sharing the same tax rate.
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Brace

Pl. brace A pair of like things
Three brace of partridges.
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Bracket

A treelike diagram showing the matchups between competitors in different rounds of a tournament.
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Brace

To furnish with a brace.
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Bracket

The distance between two impacting shells, the first aimed beyond a target and the second aimed short of it, used to determine the range for artillery fire.
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Brace

To support or hold steady with or as if with a brace; reinforce.
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Bracket

The shells fired in such a manner.
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Brace

To prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger
Union members braced themselves for a confrontation with management.
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Bracket

To furnish or support with a bracket or brackets.
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Brace

To confront with questions or requests.
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Bracket

To place within or as if within brackets.
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Brace

To increase the tension of.
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Bracket

To classify or group together.
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Brace

To invigorate; stimulate
"The freshness of the September morning inspired and braced him" (Thomas Hardy).
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Bracket

To include or exclude by establishing specific boundaries.
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Brace

(Nautical)To turn (the yards of a ship) by the braces.
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Bracket

To fire beyond and short of (a target) in order to determine artillery range.
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Brace

To get ready; make preparations.
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Bracket

A fixture attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.
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Brace

(obsolete) Armor for the arm; vambrace.
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Bracket

(engineering) Any intermediate object that connects a smaller part to a larger part, the smaller part typically projecting sideways from the larger part.
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Brace

(obsolete) A measurement of length, originally representing a person's outstretched arms.
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Bracket

(nautical) A short crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
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Brace

A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
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Bracket

(military) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage, supporting the trunnions.
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Brace

That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
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Bracket

Any of the characters "(", ")", "[", "]", "{", "}", "<" and ">", used in pairs to enclose parenthetic remarks, sections of mathematical expressions, etc.
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Brace

A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension.
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Bracket

(UK) "(" and ")" specifically, the other forms above requiring adjectives for disambiguation.
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Brace

A thong used to regulate the tension of a drum.
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Bracket

(US) "[" and "]" specifically - as opposed to the other forms, which have their own technical names.
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Brace

The state of being braced or tight; tension.
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Bracket

(sports) A printed diagram of games in a tournament.
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Brace

Harness; warlike preparation.
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Bracket

(sports) A prediction of the outcome of games in a tournament, used for betting purposes.
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Brace

(typography) A curved, pointed line, also known as "curly bracket": { or } connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be considered together, such as in {role, roll}; in music, used to connect staves.
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Bracket

One of several ranges of numbers.
Tax bracket, age bracket
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Brace

A pair, a couple; originally used of dogs, and later of animals generally (e.g., a brace of conies) and then other things, but rarely human persons. (The plural in this sense is unchanged.) In British use (as plural), this is a particularly common reference to game birds.
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Bracket

(algebra) A pair of values that represent the smallest and largest elements of a range.
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Brace

A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
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Bracket

(military) Typically of stationary weapons, the zone enclosed by one long and one short shot impact expected to be hit very accurately.
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Brace

(nautical) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
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Bracket

(typography) The small curved or angular corner formed by a serif and a stroke in a letter.
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Brace

The mouth of a shaft.
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Bracket

A mark cut into a stone by land surveyors to secure a bench.
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Brace

Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
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Bracket

To support by means of mechanical brackets.
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Brace

(plural in North America, singular or plural in the UK) A system of wires, brackets, and elastic bands used to correct crooked teeth or to reduce overbite.
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Bracket

To enclose in typographical brackets.
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Brace

(association football) Two goals scored by one player in a game.
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Bracket

To bound on both sides, to surround, as enclosing with brackets.
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Brace

To prepare for something bad, such as an impact or blow.
All hands, brace for impact!
Brace yourself!
The boy has no idea about everything that's been going on. You need to brace him for what's about to happen.
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Bracket

To place in the same category.
Because the didn't have enough young boys for two full teams, they bracketed the seven-year olds with the eight-year olds.
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Brace

To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly.
He braced himself against the crowd.
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Bracket

To mark distinctly for special treatment.
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Brace

(nautical) To swing round the yards of a square rigged ship, using braces, to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind.
To brace the yards
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Bracket

To set aside, discount, ignore.
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Brace

To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police.
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Bracket

(military) To gauge the range of a target by firing equally short and long of it and ranging the weapon between the two to achieve a very accurate hit.
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Brace

To confront with questions, demands or requests.
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Bracket

(photography) To take multiple images of the same subject, using a range of exposure settings, in order to help ensure that a satisfactory image is obtained.
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Brace

To furnish with braces; to support; to prop.
To brace a beam in a building
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Bracket

In the philosophical system of Edmund Husserl and his followers, to set aside metaphysical theories and existential questions concerning what is real in order to focus philosophical attention simply on the actual content of experience.
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Brace

To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen.
To brace the nerves
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Bracket

An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
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Brace

To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
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Bracket

A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
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Brace

That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
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Bracket

A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
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Brace

A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
The little bones of the ear drum do in straining and relaxing it as the braces of the war drum do in that.
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Bracket

The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
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Brace

The state of being braced or tight; tension.
The laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its brace or tension.
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Bracket

One of two characters [], used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; - called also crotchet.
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Brace

A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
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Bracket

A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
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Brace

A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
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Bracket

A figure determined by firing a projectile beyond a target and another short of it, as a basis for ascertaining the proper elevation of the piece; - only used in the phrase, to establish a bracket. After the bracket is established shots are fired with intermediate elevations until the exact range is obtained. In the United States navy it is called fork.
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Brace

A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
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Bracket

To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
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Brace

A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
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Bracket

To shoot so as to establish a bracket for (an object).
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Brace

A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
He is said to have shot . . . fifty brace of pheasants.
A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for learning and religion, now appeared in the church.
But you, my brace of lords.
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Bracket

A category falling within certain defined limits
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Brace

Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
I embroidered for you a beautiful pair of braces.
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Bracket

Either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
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Brace

Harness; warlike preparation.
For that it stands not in such warlike brace.
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Bracket

Either of two punctuation marks (`
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Brace

Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
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Bracket

An L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
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Brace

The mouth of a shaft.
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Bracket

Support with brackets;
Bracket bookshelves
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Brace

To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
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Bracket

Place into brackets;
Please bracket this remark
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Brace

To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
And welcome war to brace her drums.
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Bracket

Classify or group
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Brace

To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
The women of China, by bracing and binding them from their infancy, have very little feet.
Some who spurs had first braced on.
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Brace

To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
A sturdy lance in his right hand he braced.
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Brace

To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.
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Brace

To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; - with up.
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Brace

A support that steadies or strengthens something else;
He wore a brace on his knee
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Brace

Two items of the same kind
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Brace

A set of two similar things considered as a unit
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Brace

Either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
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Brace

A rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
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Brace

Elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
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Brace

An appliance that corrects dental irregularities
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Brace

The stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit
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Brace

A structural member used to stiffen a framework
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Brace

Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
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Brace

Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace;
Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
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Brace

Support by bracing
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Brace

Cause to be alert and energetic;
Coffee and tea stimulate me
This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
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