- n. 支柱；[语] 大括号；曲柄
- vt. 支撑；振作起来；激励；撑牢
- vi. 支持；打起精神
- adj. 曲柄的
- n. (Brace)人名；(英)布雷斯；(法)布拉斯
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1. brachio- / brachi- "arm" => brace.
2. 双臂举起支撑某物。 => 撑牢，支柱，支撑；加固，使固定，使稳定。
3. 双臂紧抱或双臂向外拉紧某物。=> 拉紧；使绷紧，使变紧；使紧张。
4. 双臂紧抱或双臂向外拉紧某物。=> 缚牢，系牢，系紧，束紧。
5. 双臂抱住。 => 很像一对大括号。=> 大括号。
6. 通过肩部拉紧裤子的带子。 => 背带。
来自拉丁词bracchia, 手臂。词源同brief, 短的。原指两手合抱，表支持义，后指箍子，括号等。
- brace:  English borrowed brace from Old French brace, which meant simply ‘(the length measured by) two arms’. It came from Latin bracchia, the plural of bracchium ‘arm’ (source of French bras ‘arm’, and also of various English technical terms, such as brachiopod , a type of shellfish, literally ‘arm-foot’). The word’s ultimate source was Greek brakhíōn ‘arm’, originally ‘upper arm’, which was formed from the comparative of brakhús ‘short’, a relative of English brief (the sense development is probably that the upper arm was named from being ‘shorter’ than the forearm).
Of the rather diverse range of meanings the word has in modern English, ‘pair’ derives from the original notion of ‘twoness’, while ‘strengthening or supporting structure’ owes much to the idea of ‘clasping’, mainly contained originally in the verb brace , from Old French bracier ‘put one’s arms around’ (a derivative of Old French brace). In English it now only means ‘support, strengthen’, the sense ‘clasp with the arms’ being reserved to embrace , from Old French embracer.
=> brief, embrace
- brace (n.)
- early 14c., "piece of armor for the arms," also "thong, strap for fastening," from Old French brace, braz "arms," also "length measured by two arms" (12c., Modern French bras "arm, power;" brasse "fathom, armful, breaststroke"), from Latin bracchia, plural of bracchium "an arm, a forearm," from Greek brakhion "an arm" (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening on notion of clasping arms. Of dogs, "a couple, a pair" from c. 1400.
- brace (v.)
- mid-14c., "to seize, grasp," also "wrap, enshroud; tie up, fetter," from Old French bracier "to embrace," from brace "arms" (see brace (n.)). Meaning "to render firm or steady by tensing" is mid-15c., earlier in figurative sense "strengthen or comfort" (someone), early 15c., with later extension to tonics, etc. that "brace" the nerves (compare bracer "stiff drink"). Related: Braced; bracing.
- 1. She wears a neck brace.
- 2. My daughter has to wear a brace on her teeth.
- 3. You had better brace yourself for some bad news.
- 4. The doctor cautioned him to brace up.
- 5. He tried to shake them off, to forget and brace up.
- 他想甩开它们, 忘记它们,振作起来.
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