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

Translation of brace in Spanish:


  • 1 (support)
    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) brace 1 4 2
    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.
    2.2 (Medicine)
    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) 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
    also: braces plural
    4.1 (British) (Clothing)
    tirantes (masculine plural)
    cargaderas (feminine plural) (Colombia)
    tiradores (masculine plural) (Río de la Plata)
    suspensores (masculine plural) (Chile)
    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.
    4.2 (Dentistry)
    aparato(s) (masculine (plural))
    brackets (masculine plural)
    frenos (masculine plural)
    fierros (masculine plural) (Mexico) (Peru)
    frenillos (masculine plural) (Latin America)
  • 5
    plural brace
    (pair) (British) 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)
    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

  • 1 1.1 (support)
    Example sentences
    • A tilt-up concrete shear wall braces a wood-frame structure, and a steel frame supports the cantilever.
    • The grid acts as stiffening element, bracing the structure against seismic forces.
    • Full-height, double-glazed sheets brace the structure and barely divide interior from exterior.
    1.2 (place firmly)
    Example sentences
    • He braced his body to stand as he got up, and his asleep leg almost buckled underneath him, but his hand found the wall just in time.
    • With your right arm, grasp the dumbbell with an overhand grip and place your left hand firmly on your left thigh to brace your upper body.
    • He braced his shaking body against the wall and forced his legs to defy gravity and support him one last time.
  • 2 (Dentistry)he had his teeth braced
    le pusieron aparatos or frenos (en los dientes)
    le pusieron fierros (en los dientes) (Mexico) (Peru)
    le pusieron frenillos (en los dientes) (Chile)

reflexive verb

  • to brace oneself for something brace yourself, John won the prize
    agárrate, John se ganó el premio [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • (US) to brace (for something)
    prepararse (para algo)

Phrasal verbs

brace up

verb + adverb (US)
brace up!
¡arriba ese ánimo!
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