brace oneself

brace oneself
prepare for something difficult or unpleasant.
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  • brace oneself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. steady oneself, prepare oneself, steel oneself; see prepare 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • brace oneself for — verb prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant • Syn: ↑steel oneself against, ↑steel onself for, ↑prepare for • Hypernyms: ↑inure, ↑harden, ↑indurate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • brace — ► NOUN 1) (braces) Brit. a pair of straps passing over the shoulders and fastening to the top of trousers to hold them up. 2) a strengthening or supporting piece or part. 3) a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth. 4) (also… …   English terms dictionary

  • brace — noun 1》 a device supporting a weak or injured part of the body.     ↘a wire device fitted in the mouth to straighten the teeth.     ↘a strengthening piece of iron or timber in building or carpentry. 2》 (braces) Brit. a pair of straps passing over …   English new terms dictionary

  • brace — [[t]breɪs[/t]] n. v. braced, brac•ing 1) something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp 2) anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness 3) bui mac a device for holding and turning a bit for boring or drilling; bitstock 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • steel oneself — BRACE ONESELF, nerve oneself, summon (up) one s courage, screw up one s courage, gear oneself up, prepare oneself, get in the right frame of mind; fortify oneself, harden oneself; informal psych oneself up; poetic/literary gird (up) one s loins.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nerve oneself — BRACE ONESELF, steel oneself, summon one s courage, gear oneself up, prepare oneself; fortify oneself; informal psych oneself up; poetic/literary gird one s loins. → nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • brace — 1. noun the aquarium is supported by wooden braces Syn: prop, beam, joist, batten, rod, post, strut, stay, support, stanchion, bracket 2. verb 1) the plane s wing is braced by a system of rods Syn: support …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • brace — 1. noun the aquarium is supported by wooden braces Syn: prop, strut, stay, support, bracket 2. verb 1) the plane s wing is braced by rods Syn: support, shore up, prop up, hold up, buttress, reinforce …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • nerve oneself — brace oneself for a demanding situation. → nerve …   English new terms dictionary

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