support; give firmness to; make (sth) stronger or firmer;reinforce
steady oneself; stand firm
"he wore a brace on his knee"
"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
"Coffee and tea stimulate me"
"This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
The adverse winds in leathern bags he brac'd.
他们用梁木加固旧房子。 brace up
The doctor cautioned him to brace up.
医生告诫他要振奋精神。 brace sb ⇔ up
She braced herself up and tried once more.
The country is bracing itself for the threatened enemy invasion.