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1‘the saw is best used with a brace’
vice, clamp, press
clasp, fastener, hasp, coupling
2‘power drills run at a higher speed than a brace’
drill, drilling tool, boring tool, rotary tool
3‘the aquarium is supported by wooden braces’
prop, beam, joist, batten, rod, post, pole, column, strut, stay, support, truss, reinforcement, buttress, shore, stanchion, bracket
4‘he has to wear a brace on his right leg’
support, caliper, truss, surgical appliance
5‘he killed a brace of partridges’
pair, couple, duo, twosome, duology
rare duplet, dyad, duad, doubleton
6‘the first term is within braces’
1‘the plane's wing is braced by a system of rods’
support, shore up, prop up, hold up, buttress, carry, bear, underpin
strengthen, reinforce, fortify
2‘he braced his hand on the railing’
steady, secure, stabilize, fix, make fast, prop, poise
tense, tighten, stiffen, strain
3‘you'd better brace yourself for disappointment’
prepare, get ready, make ready, gear up, nerve, steel, galvanize, gird, strengthen, fortify, bolster, buttress
informal psych oneself up
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