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Synonyms for braced

positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger

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held up by braces or buttresses


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She braced herself up, however, and managed to get through the interview in its preliminary stages without any perceptible change in her normal appearance and bearing.
Objective of Programme: DAI is seeking experienced candidates for the Au130 million BRACED programme spanning up to 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Athletes were divided into a braced group, who wore a synthetic, fabric, lace-up ankle brace, and a control group with no brace.
Useful initial estimates of required axial knee brace capacities can be obtained by considering the bending moment capacities of the joists and posts in braced constructions as shown in Figure 1 and the withdrawal and shear capacities of the joist-to-post connections.
They even braced themselves for revelations about the nests they were feathering, with mixed results.
Braced and non-braced trials were conducted in supine position, with subject's hands at his sides, on a comfortable firm examining table.
4) A 2-year study comparing 30 braced with 30 nonbraced patients showed improved functional stability (P<.
Walls aren't the only part of a house braced with triangles.
These, braced by a series of steel tendons, taper towards the apex of the roof.