Synonyms for brace up

MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for brace up

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRACE UP

Bring some of that cake you baked to-day, honey—and do brace up!

"Brace up, there," ordered Captain Smith, when this fact was announced.

"Brace up, Dad," the trader-cowman rallied him in his bull voice.

And I want you to brace up, my dear, and not let them imagine anything.

Your friends have done all they could to help you to brace up.

"Brace up, my hearty," said Handy, removing the briarwood from his lips.

He is quite likely to straighten up and say: "Oh, brace up, Pauline!"

“Brace up those yards in silence there,” said I to the men, which was all I could say.

You have to brace up for one sharp twitch—the woman's portion!

Now, brace up, powder your nose, and come 123 down to supper.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRACE UP

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.