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Making brave

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1593, OED Evaluation: Obsolete

To make brave, embolden, encourage

Well, she was always tougher. She's a hunter- her- she is. So she was always tougher, I-don't-know- or either that or she- she was just making brave so that she- I wouldn't see it but um- yeah, ju-- she was fine with it.
To pretend not to be disturbed