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brace

US [breɪs]
UK [breɪs]
  • n.支架;大括号;箍子;夹子
  • v.(为困难或坏事)使做准备;使防备;使(身体或身体部位)顶住
  • Web支柱;支撑;花括号
Plural Form:braces  Present Participle:bracing  Past Tense:braced  
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n.
1.
[c]
箍子;夹子;支架a device that holds things firmly together or holds and supports them in position
a neck brace(= worn to support the neck after an injury)
矫治用的颈箍
2.
[c]
(儿童)牙箍a metal device that children wear inside the mouth to help their teeth grow straight
3.
[pl]
吊裤带;背带long narrow pieces of cloth, leather, etc. for holding trousers/pants up. They are fastened to the top of the trousers/pants at the front and back and passed over the shoulders.
a pair of braces
一副吊裤带
4.
[c][usupl]
双脚规形夹(支撑无力或受伤的腿的金属支架)a metal support for weak or injured legs
5.
[c]
大括弧;大括号either of the two marks, { }, used to show that the words, etc. between them are connected
6.
[c]
猎获的一对鸟(或兽)a pair of birds or animals that have been killed in hunting
v.
1.
~ sb/yourself (for sth).~ sb/yourself (to do sth)
(为困难或坏事)使做准备;使防备to prepare sb/yourself for sth difficult or unpleasant that is going to happen
UN troops are braced for more violence.
联合国部队准备应付更多的暴行。
They are bracing themselves for a long legal battle.
他们在为漫长的法律诉讼做准备。
2.
~ sth/yourself (against sth)
使(身体或身体部位)顶住,抵住(以免跌倒等)to press your body or part of your body firmly against sth in order to stop yourself from falling
They braced themselves against the wind.
他们顶着大风站稳。
3.
~ sth
(做费劲的事之前)绷紧肌肉to contract the muscles in your body or part of your body before doing sth that is physically difficult
He stood with his legs and shoulders braced, ready to lift the weights.
他绷紧腿和肩膀站着,准备举起杠铃。
4.
~ sth
加强;加固to make sth stronger or more solid by supporting it with sth
The roof was braced by lengths of timber.
屋顶用几根木头支撑固定住了。

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