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Definition of steel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

steel

 verb
verb
NAmE//stil//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steel
 
he / she / it steels
 
past simple steeled
 
-ing form steeling
 
 
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to prepare yourself to deal with something unpleasant steel yourself (for/against something) As she waited, she steeled herself for disappointment. steel yourself to do something He steeled himself to tell them the truth.
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