Definition of brave verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

brave

 verb
verb
NAmE//breɪv//
 
brave somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brave
 
he / she / it braves
 
past simple braved
 
-ing form braving
 
 
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to have to deal with something difficult or unpleasant in order to achieve something He did not feel up to braving the journalists at the airport. Over a thousand people braved the elements (= went outside in spite of the bad weather) to attend the march. The firemen braved the flames to rescue the family.
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