steel oneself

Definition of steel oneself

  1. :  to make (oneself) ready for something difficult or unpleasant :  to fill (oneself) with determination and courage Steel yourself—I have bad news. He steeled himself for the interview.

Word by Word Definitions

steelplay
  1. :  commercial iron that contains carbon in any amount up to about 1.7 percent as an essential alloying constituent, is malleable when under suitable conditions, and is distinguished from cast iron by its malleability and lower carbon content

    :  an instrument or implement of or characteristically of steel: such as

    :  a thrusting or cutting weapon

  1. :  to overlay, point, or edge with steel

    :  to cause to resemble steel (as in looks or hardness)

    :  to fill with resolution or determination

  1. :  made of steel

    :  of or relating to the production of steel

    :  resembling steel

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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