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bracing

adjective

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bracing

verb
present participle of brace

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1 to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • the pep talk braced the team up for the second half

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2 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • several boards braced the wall

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The first known use of bracing was in 1752

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“Bracing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bracing. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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