verb (used with object), braked, brak·ing.
verb (used without object), braked, brak·ing.
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Origin of brake1
OTHER WORDS FROM brakebrakeless, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for brake
The large number of people already infected with the coronavirus in the US has begun to act as a brake on the spread of the disease in hard-hit states.Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US|David Rotman|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The balance between these processes works as a thermostat, because when the climate warms, chemical reactions become more efficient at removing carbon dioxide, putting a brake on the warming.How Earth’s Climate Changes Naturally (and Why Things Are Different Now)|Howard Lee|July 21, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Though preliminary and unpublished, the findings suggest that Brd4 inhibitors “can get rid of these immune suppressor cells that are an additional brake on the immune system, and allow immune stimulating drugs to work better,” says Carson.
Drugs that release brakes on the immune system have helped thousands of people with cancers that were previously untreatable.
That wasn’t the only cluster that put the brakes on South Korea’s reopening plans.COVID-19 case clusters offer lessons and warnings for reopening|Helen Thompson|June 18, 2020|Science News
Counterfeit airbags and brake pads have become more of a problem, as have electrical devices that catch on fire.
My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury.Was Princess Diana Murdered by the British Military?|Nico Hines|August 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is also author of I Brake for Yard Sales, a New York Times bestseller about interior design from Abrams Books.
A large ball rolls out into the street, too close for you to brake.
As the planet rotates, the water in the oceans moves about and serves to brake the spin of the planet.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time|Neil Shubin|January 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What defect in the feed valve will cause the brake pipe pressure to equalize with that in the main reservoir?
If Tregear will go with me to the Brake, I can mount him for a day or two.
As the indignant Master of the Brake Hounds said this the very fire flashed from his eyes.
A small spring, U, keeps the ends of the pieces apart and allows the free turning of the axle until the brake lever is drawn.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
If the brake cylinder pipe breaks, can the locomotive brake be applied with the automatic brake valve?