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brace

  
      n  
     (on teeth)    appareil    m   (dentaire)  
She wears a brace.      Elle a un appareil.  
→ When I was eleven I wore a brace.        
     (on neck)    minerve    f     
→ She wears a neck brace.        
     (on leg, temporary)    attelle    f     ,   (permanent)    appareil    m   orthopédique
→ He wore leg braces after polio in childhood.        
   (=tool)   vilebrequin    m  
   (=pair)   couple    m     
→ a brace of pheasants        
     (TYPOGRAPHY)        brace bracket    accolade    f  
      vt  
  [+shoulders, back]  
redresser  
→ He stood to attention, bracing his shoulders.        
→ He braced his back against the wall.        
to brace o.s.        (physically)    s'arc-bouter  
→ She braced herself against the dresser.        
     (mentally)    se préparer mentalement  
→ She braced herself for her forthcoming ordeal.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
(drill) vilebrequin (à main)
[Tech.] Syn. brace and bit.
n.
(on neck) minerve ; collier cervical
[Med.] Ex.: She wears a neck brace.
vt.
1. (shoulders, back) redresser 2. (body) raidir son corps ; s'arc-bouter 3. (legs/feet against sth) appuyer les jambes/pieds contre qc
Ex.: He stood to attention, bracing his shoulders. He braced his back against the wall.
n.
(on teeth) appareil (dentaire) ; appareil orthodontique ; bague
[Med.] Ex.: She wears a brace = elle a un appareil. When I was eleven I wore a brace.
n.
(on torso) corset ; ceinture lombaire ; lombostat ; orthèse lombaire
[Med.]
n.
accolade
[Typ.];[Mus.]
vt.
1. (strengthen) renforcer ; consolider 2. (support) soutenir ; étayer 3. [Constr.] (beam) armer 4. [Aviat.] (wing) croisillonner
[Tech.]
n.
(on leg) 1. (temporary) attelle ; orthèse 2. (permanent) appareil orthopédique
[Med.] Ex.: He wore leg braces after polio in childhood.
n.
étai ; support ; contrefiche ; contreventement ; croisillon ; entretoise ; jambe de force ; moise
[Tech.];[Constr.]
vi.
reprendre courage ; se ressaisir
Ex.: You must brace up and have a talk with her = Tu dois te ressaisir et en parler avec elle.
vr.
1. (physically) s'arc-bouter ; se recroqueviller 2. [Fig.] (mentally) se préparer ; s'armer de courage ; rassembler ses forces
Ex.: She braced herself against the dresser. She braced herself for her forthcoming ordeal.
n.
accolade
[Typ.];[Mus.]
n.
support de panneaux
n.
clef en croix
n.
vilebrequin
[Tech.]
n.
entretoise
[Comp.]
n.
équerre
[Bus.]
n.
bracon
[Tech.]
vi.
se préparer à qc
[US] Ex.: They braced for the worse = ils se préparaient au pire.
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'brace' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
brace
nm.
brace
n.
brace
exp.
brace yourself!
n.
closing brace
[Comp.]
n.
wheel brace
n.
opening brace
[Comp.]
n.
opening brace
[Comp.]
n.
closing brace
[Comp.]
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