brake

1
[ breyk ]
/ breɪk /
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noun

verb (used with object), braked, brak·ing.

verb (used without object), braked, brak·ing.

Origin of brake

1
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German; akin to break
SYNONYMS FOR brake
Related formsbrake·less, adjective

Definition for braking (2 of 2)

brake

4
[ breyk ]
/ breɪk /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense of break.
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British Dictionary definitions for braking (1 of 4)

brake

1
/ (breɪk) /

noun

verb

to slow down or cause to slow down, by or as if by using a brake
(tr) to crush or break up using a brake
Derived Formsbrakeless, adjective

Word Origin for brake

C18: from Middle Dutch braeke; related to breken to break

British Dictionary definitions for braking (2 of 4)

brake

2
/ (breɪk) /

noun

an area of dense undergrowth, shrubs, brushwood, etc; thicket

Word Origin for brake

Old English bracu; related to Middle Low German brake, Old French bracon branch

British Dictionary definitions for braking (3 of 4)

brake

3
/ (breɪk) /

noun

another name for bracken (def. 1) See also rock brake

British Dictionary definitions for braking (4 of 4)

brake

4
/ (breɪk) /

verb

archaic, mainly biblical a past tense of break
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