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)
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Definition for brake (3 of 4)
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Example sentences from the Web for brake
However, we found that while towing the trailer, the 10-speed is great in its role using engine braking to reign in vehicle speed on downhills.
The Navigator includes other towing-assistance technologies, such as an integrated trailer brake controller.
When Archie chases the ball along the ground, he overshoots it and has to hit the brakes.More dog tales: We’re learning the quirks of Archie the rescue|John Kelly|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
In Zandi’s view, lawmakers would “likely agree to a deficit-financed support package next February, with Senate Republicans being the brake on a larger deal.”Stimulus update: How the election will shape the next aid package|Lance Lambert|November 3, 2020|Fortune
A pair of disc brakes handle stopping duties, which is fairly common on e-bikes at this point.Harley’s first electric bicycle stands out with its retro style|Stan Horaczek|November 2, 2020|Popular Science
That braking time is why we need to get started sooner rather than later.Megan McArdle on Why We Need to Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff|Megan McArdle|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He took a fast look at the radar altimeter and punched the full battery of braking rockets again.
The ship drove down toward the planet, braking fiercely now.Victory|Lester del Rey
He switched his attention between the braking rockets and instruments, trying to manage a quick glance at the scope.
Their deceleration spiral swept them around the planet, cutting lower into the atmosphere, braking against it.One Man's Poison|Robert Sheckley
On hard snow, then, snow-ploughing is only effective for braking purposes under certain conditions.How To Ski and How Not To|Vivian Caulfeild