brace yourself

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of brace yourself

said to warn someone to be prepared for something
  • Brace yourself. I have some bad news.

Word by Word Definitions

brace play
  1. : to fasten tightly : bind

  2. : to prepare for use by making taut

  3. : prepare, steel

  1. : something (such as a clasp) that connects or fastens

  2. : two of a kind : pair

  3. : a crank-shaped instrument for turning a bit (see 1bit 1a(2))

yourself play
  1. : that identical one that is you

  2. : your normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

  3. : oneself


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