gazabo; urchin, cub, puppy, whippersnapper, hobbledehoy.
2. page, young servant; waiter, Fr. gargon. boycott, v. 1. abstain from, refrain from, forbear, desist from, restrain from, hold back from voluntarily; refuse, rebuff, decline, reject, spurn; avoid, stay away from, eschew, shun; ignore, pass over, slight, disdain, scorn; blacklist, bar, exclude, debar; picket, keep out, shut out, lock out; ban, prohibit, proscribe, embargo; forbid, interdict, disallow, prevent. -n. 2. abstention, refrainment, forbearance, de-sistance, restraint, holding back; refusal, rebuff, rejection, spurn; avoidance, eschewal, shunning, slighting; blacklisting, barring, exclusion, debarment; picketing, prevention, disallowance, ban, embargo, prohibition, interdiction. boyish, adj. youthful, young, juvenescent, juvenile; green, callow, inexperienced, immature, in the bud, unripe, unfledged, tender; puerile, childlike, childish, Inf. kiddish. brace, n. 1. clasp, clamp, vise, clincher, clip, hasp, holdfast, holder, stirrup; coupling, buckle, fastener, catch.
2. support, prop, stay, strut, truss, rib, beam, cantilever, stanchion; reinforcement, bracing, shore, buttress, Building Trades, raker; bracket, hook, hanger, guy, suspender, cable, Naut. mainstay, Naut. shroud; binder, bracer, splint, bandage, binding, band, fillet, tightener.
3. pair, couple, duo, dyad, twosome.
-v. 4. strengthen, fortify, reinforce, support, prop up, hold up, shore up, stanchion; fasten, hook, clasp, buckle; bind, bandage, tie up, fillet.
5. steady, stabilize, secure, hold, make fast; tighten, tauten, tense, stretch; squeeze, constrict, compress, constringe, cramp. bracelet, n. 1. bracelet, band, circlet, wristlet, bangle.
2. bracelets handcuffs, cuffs, manacles, shackles. bracing, adj. strengthening, fortifying, tonic, robo-rant; invigorating, stimulating, brisk, crisp; refreshing, reviviscent, restorative. bracket, n. 1. support, prop, buttress, All Archit. corbel, concole, cantilever.
2. clip, staple, clasp, hasp, coupling; fastener, clamp, tie, link.
3. grouping, class, status, classification, section, division, subdivision; genus, order, category, sort, kind; standing, station, rank, grade, degree, caliber.
-v. 4. couple, connect, tie, join, bind, staple, link, unite; yoke, harness, pair, hook up; pinion, clip, clasp, fasten, attach, truss, affix.
brackish, adj. 1. salty, briny, saline, saltish.
2. distasteful, unpleasant, unsavory, bitter, sharp, acrid. brag, v. boast, crow, prate, vaunt, Australian, skite, Anglo-Indian, bukh, Chiefly Dial, crack; beat the drum, draw the longbow, trumpet, blow one's trumpet, toot one's horn, sing one's praises; bluster, roister, gasconnade, rodomontade; puff, bluff, vapor, Sl. blow hard, Sl. talk big, be windy; show off, strut, parade, swagger, flaunt, swash, flourish, Literary. plume oneself; pat oneself on the back, flatter oneself, glorify oneself, congratulate oneself; exaggerate, overstate, hyperbolize, color, enhance; All Sl. pile it higher and deeper, shovel it, shoot the bull, lay it on thick. braggart, n. brag, braggadocio, boaster, bull-shooter, Thraso, Rodomonte; blusterer, gascon, fanfaron, trumpeter, tooter; blowhard, windbag, blatherskite, Sl. gasbag, Sl. loud mouth, Sl. big mouth; swaggerer, swasher, strutter, mummer, peacock, show-off; fop, coxcomb.