US: /ˈbɹeɪs/
UK: /bɹˈe‍ɪs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

brace /breis/
  • danh từ
    • vật (để) nối
    • (kiến trúc) trụ chống, thanh giằng
    • đôi
      • a brace of pheasants: một đôi gà lôi
    • (số nhiều) dây đeo quần, dây brơten; dây căng trống
    • (kỹ thuật) cái khoan quay tay; cái vặn ốc quay tay ((cũng) brace and bit)
    • (ngành in) dấu ngoặc ôm
    • (hàng hải) dây lèo
    • ngoại động từ
      • móc, chằng, nối cho vững; làm chắc thêm
      • (kiến trúc) chống bằng trụ chống, đóng thanh giằng
      • căng (trống)
      • kết đôi, cặp đôi
      • (ngành in) đặt trong dấu ngoặc ôm
      • (hàng hải) quay hướng (buồm) bằng dây lèo
      • gắng (hết sức mình), dốc (hết nghị lực...)
        • to brace oneself up; to brace one's energies: gắng hết sức mình, dốc hết sức mình, dốc hết nghị lực
      • làm mạnh thêm, làm cường tráng
      • to brace up
        • khuyến khích, khích lệ

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a device that holds things firmly together or holds and supports them in position: a neck brace (= worn to support the neck after an injury)
    2 [C] (AmE braces [pl.]) a metal device that children wear inside the mouth to help their teeth grow straight: My daughter has to wear a brace on her teeth.
    3 (braces) (BrE) (AmE suspenders) [pl.] straps for holding trousers/pants up. They are fastened to the top of the trousers/pants at the front and back and passed over the shoulders: a pair of braces
    4 [C, usually pl.] (AmE) = CALLIPER
    5 [C] either of the two marks, {}, used to show that the words, etc. between them are connected
    Compare: BRACKET
    6 [C] (plural brace) a pair of birds or animals that have been killed in hunting: two brace of partridge(s) + He scored a brace of goals.
    Idioms see BELT n.
    + verb
    1 ~ sb / yourself (for sth) to prepare sb/yourself for sth difficult or unpleasant that is going to happen: [VN] UN troops are braced for more violence. + They are bracing themselves for a long legal battle. [also VN to inf]
    2 [VN] ~ sth / yourself (against sth) to press your body or part of your body firmly against sth in order to stop yourself from falling: They braced themselves against the wind.
    3 [VN] to tighten the muscles in your body or part of your body before doing sth that is physically difficult: He stood with his legs and shoulders braced, ready to lift the weights.
    4 [VN] (technical) to make sth stronger or more solid by supporting it with sth: The roof was braced by lengths of timber.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 bracket, stiffener, reinforcement, reinforcer, support, buttress, prop, stay, strut, truss:
    Two steel braces have been installed to steady the columns.
    2 drill:
    He bored three holes in the wood with his brace and auger.
    3 clasp, clamp, buckle, fastener, clip, holdfast, catch, coupler, coupling:
    Another brace will be needed here to strengthen the handle.
    4 pair; couple, span, team (of two):
    A brace of duelling pistols was sold at auction last week for $20,000. Her carriage was drawn by a brace of palominos.
    5 steady, reinforce, support, strengthen, prop or shore up:
    Iron bars are used to brace the arches.
    6 brace oneself. steady or gird or prepare oneself; hold or hang on:
    I braced myself against the likelihood that she would refuse.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 for supporting a part of the body


    leg, neck, shoulder


    have, wear
    I used to wear a brace.


    ~ on
    a brace on his teeth

    2 braces: for holding trousers up


    hold sth up, support sth
    The braces held up his trousers. > Special page at CLOTHES

    Concise English dictionary

    +a support that steadies or strengthens something else
    +two items of the same kind
    +a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    +either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
    +a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
    +elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
    +an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
    +a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
    +a structural member used to stiffen a framework
    +prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    +support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    +support by bracing
    +cause to be alert and energetic