Brake - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
- large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan (syn: bracken)
- an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
- anything that slows or hinders a process
- cause to stop by applying the brakes
I had to brake suddenly when a cat ran in front of the car.
...braked the car sharply when someone pulled out in front of us...
The government put a brake on plans for expansion.
Test your brakes after driving through water.
Moira slammed on the brakes (=use them suddenly and with a lot of force).
I managed to put on the brakes just in time.
Williams tried to apply the brakes but couldn't stop the vehicle in time.
He braked sharply to avoid the dog.
she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage
new legislation will put the brakes on spending
We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road
brake the car before you go into a curve
He turned off the car and set the parking brake.
He was driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake.
You'll need to bleed the car's brake lines.
present participle: braking
past tense: braked
past participle: braked