1. [Noun]: the stock of a tool used for turning a drilling bit

2. [Noun]: a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"

3. [Noun]: a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it

4. [Noun]: a set of two similar things considered as a unit

5. [Noun]: a structural member used to stiffen a framework

6. [Noun]: an appliance that corrects dental irregularities

7. [Noun]: elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

8. [Noun]: either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

9. [Noun]: two items of the same kind

10. [Verb]: support by bracing

11. [Verb]: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

12. [Verb]: cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn''t stimulate"

13. [Verb]: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter''s wheel"

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