bracing bracing  /b ˈreɪ sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  2. (adj) imparting vitality and energy

Usage(s):

  1. The report of this unusual case last September was just the latest shock from a bracing new field, the science of consciousness.
  2. The climate is bracing but wet.

News

  1. Md. residents told to prepare for storm

    Maryland is bracing for severe weather. Officials in several counties, along with the Maryland Emergency Management Association (MEMA) issued advisories Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC 2 Baltimore

  2. USGA Braces for Heavy Rain in First Round of U.S. Open at Merion

    The U.S. Golf Association is bracing for severe storms that could stop play during tomorrow’s first round of the U.S. Open, where Tiger Woods is seeking his first major victory in five years.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Severe weather threatening parts of Midwest

    The Windy City is bracing as a powerful storm rolls through, one that forecasters warn could hit there and other areas around the Midwest, quickly and with fury. A tornado warning has been issued for central Kendall County, Illinois -- about 50 miles ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMBC-TV Kansas City

Quotes

  1. "This will put a tremendous burden on patients, their families and the health care system in each country," said Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. "Singapore will not be spared. Cancer is already our top killer and we are bracing...
    on Apr 21, 2006 By: Khaw Boon Wan Source: 940 News

  2. "People have every right to be angry," Obama said. "Those plumes of oil are off the coast. Fishing grounds are closed. Tar balls are coming ashore. And people are bracing for more."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Examiner.com

  3. "American forces across Iraq are bracing for a possible violent reaction to the execution and we should say that NBC News is not going to broadcast videotape of the execution," newscaster Campbell Brown said.
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Campbell Brown Source: Washington Post

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