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brave

2 verb
     
brave2 [transitive]
1 to deal with a difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant situation:
I decided to take the train to work rather than brave the traffic.
brave the elements/weather etc (=go out in bad weather)
More than 100 people braved the elements and attended the rally.
2

brave it out

to deal bravely with something that is frightening or difficult

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