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Synonyms of steel in English:



steel oneself

the coach gives us tips on how to steel ourselves before a game
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
literary gird (up) one's loins

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