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brake1

brake1

 
 
pronunciation:
breIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device used to slow or stop the motion of a vehicle or machine.
His mother pushed hard on the brake when she saw the deer in the road.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: braked, brakes, braking
definition: to cause to slow down or stop by using a brake.
I braked my bicycle when I saw the stop sign.
synonyms:
halt, slow, stop
similar words:
arrest, curb, delay, hinder, limit, restrain
derivation: brakeless (adj.)
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Are you looking for the word break? Brake and break sound alike but have different meanings.
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