brace

(redirected from back stay)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for brace

pair

brace yourself

Synonyms

  • prepare (yourself)
  • get ready
  • make (yourself) ready
  • steel yourself
  • fortify yourself
  • gear yourself up
  • gird your loins

Synonyms for brace

to prepare (oneself) for action

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

two items of the same kind together

Synonyms for brace

a support that steadies or strengthens something else

a set of two similar things considered as a unit

either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

Related Words

elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring

Synonyms

Related Words

prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

support by bracing

References in periodicals archive ?
The sofa's square tufted back stays tidy, yet comfy, with flared legs and arms balanced on a wood base.
Here's hoping the shoulder returns strong, the back stays fit and the balls fly out of Wrigley.
Yes the ride is soft but everyone in the back stays happy.
Make sure your back stays firmly planted and that your legs swing in line with your hips (not above or below them).
Ensure nobody can come through the door and your back stays flat against the surface and your knees don't go past your toes when bent.