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British English: /breɪs/
American English: /breɪs/

Translation of brace in French:


  • 1 (for teeth)
    appareil (m) dentaire
    to wear a brace
    avoir un appareil dentaire
  • 4 (pair)
    (of birds, animals) couple (m) (of de)
    (of pistols) paire (f) (of de)

transitive verb

  • 1
    arc-bouter (body, back) (against contre)
    to brace one's legs/feet against something
    appuyer les jambes/pieds contre quelque chose

also: braces plural noun

  • (British English) (Clothing)
    bretelles fpl

intransitive verb

  • 1 [figurative]to brace for something
    (person, organization)
    se préparer à quelque chose
  • 2 [literal] (for crash)
    se recroqueviller

reflexive verb

  • to brace oneself
    (physically) s'arc-bouter (for en prévision de)
    se préparer (for à) (to do à faire)
    brace yourself!

also: braced past participle adjective

  • (wall, structure)
    renforcé, consolidé (with avec)
    to be brace for something/to do
    être préparé à quelque chose/à faire

Phrasal verbs

brace up

1 brace up
se ressaisir
2 brace up [somebody], brace [somebody] up
réconforter quelqu'un
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