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Brace up   /breɪs əp/   Listen
Brace up

Make secure underneath.  Synonym: undergird.

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"Brace up" Quotes from Famous Books

... most refined woman, but she also has got to be found, and that speedily. When I remember that look on her face, as if horrors were snatching at her skirts, it takes all the grit out of me. I feel weak as a sapling. And she needs all my strength. I've simply got to brace up. I'll work a while and then perhaps ...
— The Harvester • Gene Stratton Porter

... words! Yes, he could if he would. Let him brace up his sinews, summon up his blood! The mere act of battling for it hard and earnestly would probably bring the mood back—it had done so many a time ...
— In the Mist of the Mountains • Ethel Turner

... port side, and looked steadily at the sooty mass of approaching vapours. After a moment he said curtly, "Brace up for the port tack, Mr. Shaw," and remained silent, with his face to the sea. A sound, sorrowful and startling like the sigh of some immense creature, travelling across the starless space, passed above the vertical and lofty ...
— The Rescue • Joseph Conrad

... grasped his shoulder with a firm hand. "Brace up, Sepastian," he said gently in Kerothic. "You've done a beautiful job. I still can't believe it, but I'll have to admit that if this is an act it's a beautiful one." He gestured toward the small desk in one corner of the room and the big package ...
— The Highest Treason • Randall Garrett

Words linked to "Brace up" :   strengthen, beef up, fortify

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