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
Definition for brake (2 of 4)
Origin of brake2
Definition for brake (3 of 4)
Origin of brake3
Definition for brake (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for brake
The woman allegedly decided to hit her brakes suddenly and veer toward an exit, losing Tirico.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she pumped the brakes when she found out she was pregnant with her second daughter.‘Sheezus’ Talks: Lily Allen on Her New Album, Lena Dunham, and ‘Game of Thrones’|Marlow Stern|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I just slammed on the brakes and damn near had an accident,” says the legendary singer, dancer and actress.Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both the non-handshake and his speech might be seen as Rouhani tapping the brakes, not slamming them.
That would be the job of the brakes, which cannot actually stop hard-packed snow from being, y'know, slippery.Note to Drivers: All Wheel Drive Does Not Give You Superpowers, Just a Dangerous Overconfidence|Megan McArdle|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We knew they were kind of broken; I guess thats why they called them brakes.
But now Uncle Toby took off the brakes and began to go into first speed, and slowly the car moved up the hill.The Curlytops and Their Playmates|Howard R. Garis
Then, still five miles from Llanyglo, he began to allow the brakes and wagonettes to overtake him again.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
The locomotive came to a stop with a jolt as Hal applied the brakes.The Boy Allies On the Firing Line|Clair W. Hayes
So then Mr. Jenson sent a brakeman over to see if the brakes on the car were any good.