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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device used to slow down or stop.

Usage examples (40)
  • As I coasted down the long hill on my bike, I had to use the brakes to keep from going too fast.
  • brake the car before you go into a curve
  • We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road
  • Having your foot on the brake is the equivalent of depressing the clutch. for more
Tutoring comment
  • He did not want to "brake" (use the brake, a device for slowing or stopping motion) when he came to the "break" (place where a separation occurs) in the road.
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