I'm trying to find the meaning of 가다듬어, but naver dictionary wasn't being much help as it said 'straighten' but that didn't really fit with the sentence I had, and the other examples seemed to suggest 'to clear'. So I'm wondering what exactly is the usage of it?
- brace; pull oneself together 마음이나 정신 등을 바로잡다. To collect one's mind, spirit, etc. together.
- adjust oneself 몸가짐이나 자세 등을 단정하게 정리하다. To straighten one's conduct, posture, etc.
- clear; adjust 목청이나 호흡 등을 고르게 조절하다. To clear one's throat or adjust one's breath.
- set in good order 흐트러진 대열이나 조직 등을 정리하여 싸울 준비를 하다. To prepare to fight by adjusting a line, organization, etc.
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