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I braced myself for the results of my blood test.
Smith braced himself to give her the bad news.
Financial markets are braced for another turbulent week.
The city is bracing itself for the hurricane.
She braced herself against the wall.
He braced his foot against the door so she couldn't open it.
He faced the angry crowd, his arms folded, his legs braced.
The passengers were told how to brace for the crash.
This is the British English definition of brace. View American English definition of brace.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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