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brace

Pronunciation: /breɪs/

Translation of brace in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (support) abrazadera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Once you have it exact, nail some temporary cross braces from the ledger to the joists at an angle to keep the joists in place.
    • For large repairs, build a wooden form and hold it in place with wooden braces, bricks, concrete blocks, or similar heavy objects.
    • Stiffening in the other vertical plane is added by diagonal braces between the lattice girders on both gable walls.
  • 2 2.1 [Dentistry/Odontología] brace 1 4 2 2.2 [Medicine/Medicina] aparato (masculine) ortopédico
    Example sentences
    • Traditional and conservative treatments include bed rest, ice followed by heat therapy, medication regimens, braces, and physical therapy.
    • Emergency crews had to fit a neck brace to the injured woman and push the Cavalier back on to its wheels before she could be rescued.
    • Pain medicines, back braces, and physical therapy may also be used.
  • 3 (drill) berbiquí (masculine) brace and bit berbiquí y barrena
    Example sentences
    • He presented a broad overview of bit history and discussed many types of boring tools for the brace, including several types of bits.
    • As with so many other pre-nineteenth century tools, we have much to learn about early braces, their designs, and their fabrication.
    • The tool also includes a means for rotating the cutting edge, usually using a brace or bit stock, a wrench, or a handle.
  • 4
    (braces plural)
    4.1 (British English/inglés británico) [Clothing/Indumentaria] tirantes (masculine plural), cargaderas (feminine plural) (Colombia) , tiradores (masculine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , suspensores (masculine plural) (Chile) 4.2 [Dentistry/Odontología] aparato(s) (masculine (plural)), brackets (masculine plural), frenos (masculine plural), fierros (masculine plural) (Mexico/México) (Peru/Perú) , frenillos (masculine plural) (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • The second phase consists of the removal of extra teeth, the insertion of dental implants if teeth are missing, and the straightening of teeth using braces.
    • Your child will be asked to put on a hospital gown and to remove any loose orthodontic braces, false teeth and jewellery.
    • What once was a symbol of preteen anguish - a mouth filled with metal wires and braces - has become a relic of the past.
    Example sentences
    • He wore a bowler hat, white shirt, trousers and braces like the main character and would become aggressive and menacing when he played the film music.
    • The display cabinets house socks, handkerchiefs, underwear, braces, belts - I am sure there are drawers and drawers of treasures beneath hiding away.
    • R.L. comes lumbering out onto the porch, looking old and tired, wearing mud-smeared trousers held up with braces and a checked shirt fraying at the collar.
  • 5
    (plural brace)
    (pair) (British English/inglés británico) par (masculine) they took home two brace of pheasant cobraron dos pares de faisanes
    Example sentences
    • The saloon deck was a Noah's Ark of Labradorians: there were Celts two by two, pairs of Indians, a brace of hunters and thick, hot knots of Inuit and icemen.
    • Among the groups and couples were a brace of men eating in appreciative silence at tables for one - something I've always thought is a sign of a top kitchen.
    • The gap was still one hole at the turn, after a brace of deuces at the short ninth from Westwood and Haas.
  • 6 [Printing/Imprenta] llave (feminine), corchete (masculine) redondo
    Example sentences
    • This is shown in Figure 7 with the brace indicating the route segment with shorter signpost spacings.
    • Whatever you choose, put the appropriate word between curly braces.
    • Note that parentheses indicate faces, whereas braces indicate forms.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 [Dentistry/Odontología] he had his teeth braced le pusieron aparatos or frenos or (Mexico/México) (Peru/Perú) fierros or (Chile) frenillos (en los dientes)

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to brace oneself for sth prepararse para algo brace yourself, John won the prize agárrate, John se ganó el premio [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) to brace (for sth) prepararse (para algo)

Phrasal verbs

brace up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
animarse brace up! ¡arriba ese ánimo!

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