Meaning of BRAKE in English

BRAKE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

air brakes

anti-lock braking system

brake fluid

brake light

brake shoe

coaster brake

disc brakes

emergency brake

parking brake

the stopping/braking distance (= how far you travel in a car after pressing the brakes )

What’s the stopping distance at 30 miles an hour?

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

antilock

Be gentle on brakes unless you have antilock brakes.

front

The brakes consisted of two inefficient rear brakes and one transmission front brake, usually full of oil.

As I rode away, I noticed that the front disc brake still faded erratically.

He's now heavy on the front brake , while his right foot strokes the rear brake lever.

The front brakes have three-pot calipers, while there's a two-pot caliper at the back.

The car in front brakes , the car with the trailer doesn't.

Stand by the bicycle, apply the front brake and try to push the bicycle forwards.

rear

The brakes consisted of two inefficient rear brakes and one transmission front brake, usually full of oil.

He's now heavy on the front brake , while his right foot strokes the rear brake lever.

Do the test again with the rear brake .

■ NOUN

air

One set of coaching stock has been converted to air brakes and is intended to be worked by this loco.

The silence was broken occasionally by a muffled gasp or a quivering sigh that was more like the hiss of air brakes .

As he pulled out, the blast of a horn howled behind him and a juggernaut's air brakes oozed violently.

disc

As I rode away, I noticed that the front disc brake still faded erratically.

Both the transmission controls are heavy, and the all-\#disc brakes need a hefty shove despite their servo.

fluid

If poor quality replacements have been fitted they may react with the brake fluid .

She had to stoop again for the case, and so she caught sight of the pool of brake fluid at once.

hand

The automatic vacuum brake was fitted in conjunction with a hand brake for the guard's use.

The filler is on top of the box on a small square plate just in front of the hand brake drum.

But things like hand brake levers and diff lock activators come in different places.

pedal

The brake pedal is on the right, the accelerator in the middle.

I found the brake pedal and the wheels locked.

I suggest you check that your stop lights work when you press the brake pedal .

He thought: we could have pressed the brake pedal .

So even with the brake pedal to the floor on wet roads, you can still retain steering control.

Chain your steering wheel to the clutch, brake pedal or a seat.

The coach in front of Fenn's hired car came to a halt and he reluctantly eased his foot down on the brake pedal .

The brake pedal likewise; when fitted with anti-lock brakes, pedal response is woefully mushy.

shoe

There were brake shoes acting both on the wheels and on the track.

The oil is getting into the wheel bearings and forcing grease past the oil seal and on to the brake shoes .

Any two surfaces rubbing together produce frictional heat, such as a brake shoe pressing against a brake-drum.

■ VERB

act

Unfortunately, widespread foot-dragging continues to act as a brake on debt relief.

The answer is of course that higher interest rates often act like sticky brakes .

In April 1992 they persuaded Boris Yeltsin to put three industrialists into the government to act as a brake on the free-marketeers.

The water itself acts as a brake .

apply

Mrs Thatcher is anxious to apply the brakes .

She saw his physical symptoms as evidence that he was trying unsuccessfully to apply the brakes on a natural evolutionary process.

That's because with intervention stocks rising, the Commission has to apply the brakes .

If the driver does not respond, a back-up system automatically applies the brakes or makes less engine power available.

The same applies to the brakes .

Seasoned observers have no doubt that the vocal response of so many has been instrumental in applying a brake .

Stand by the bicycle, apply the front brake and try to push the bicycle forwards.

fit

The automatic vacuum brake was fitted in conjunction with a hand brake for the guard's use.

This will take us about three months to complete after which we will concentrate on fitting brake and lubrication gear.

hit

Every time I hit the brakes it was grin-and-bear-it stuff.

The chain-link fence swerved in, and this time I hit the brakes hard.

The blonde hit the brakes too late and the wheels cut and thrust into the water, screaming.

He must remember not to hit the brake too hard; it would lock the rear wheel and lay the bike down.

I turned into a gentle left hand bend, saw a queue of cars ahead and hit the brake .

jam

Most people naively imagine they will stop immediately when they jam on the brakes .

When he jammed the brakes on she was better balanced.

He jammed his brakes , and stopped his circling feet.

lock

Alain went for the gap, Steve moved over and Alain locked up the brakes flat-out in top.

put

Shortages can put a brake on development.

Everybody kept putting on their brakes .

And that will put a brake on industrial well-being.

If Peres and Labor are defeated, the Likud Party has vowed to put the brakes on the peace movement.

The Communists have climbed on the bandwagon, but only to put the brakes on.

If I did not put on the brakes , I might be swept away into assimilation, which I resisted.

But looking after five-month-old daughter Atlanta has put a brake on her clothes shopping sprees.

Yet continuity in this case implies Washington putting a brake on Kim's sunshine diplomacy.

slam

Death Horror-struck, all he could do was slam on the brakes and pray.

My friend grabbed my arm and yelled and I slammed on the brakes .

If they don't agree on promotion, the stadium's financial backers may slam on the brakes .

All she could do was to slam on the brakes and shut her eyes.

use

The horse finds balance by bringing his hocks underneath him and also uses this means for brakes and acceleration.

If there is a possible area for a safe landing, use the brakes and get down into it.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

foot pedal/brake/pump etc

He then, with a foot pedal, activates the wire-cutter.

I also use a Boogie and split the signal from a foot pedal to two amps usually.

I hear the rat-ta-ta-tat of the foot pedal, as she stitches along.

The amount of push, and therefore the direction the nose points, is controlled by pushing the foot pedals.

jam on the brakes

Most people naively imagine they will stop immediately when they jam on the brakes.

slam on the brakes

I slammed on the brakes, skidding to a stop.

All she could do was to slam on the brakes and shut her eyes.

Death Horror-struck, all he could do was slam on the brakes and pray.

If they don't agree on promotion, the stadium's financial backers may slam on the brakes.

My friend grabbed my arm and yelled and I slammed on the brakes.

The driver slammed on the brakes; the Jeep screeched to a halt.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The back brake on my bike needs adjusting.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Council officials say lives were at risk from mechanical defects, including faulty brakes.

Feather the brakes, I reminded myself.

Once again, anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard.

She could see at once that the brakes would be useless.

She had to stoop again for the case, and so she caught sight of the pool of brake fluid at once.

The brakes sometimes slow the car, but not always.

The drum brakes are also rather vintage.

The trains were fitted throughout with the Westinghouse brake , in accordance with Continental practice, and with steam-heating apparatus.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

hard

Doyle swerved, running the car on to the right hand verge, and braked hard .

Clayt braked hard , pulled off and cut the engine.

But he might still have been able to stop in time if he'd braked hard enough.

Desperate not to have to overtake, he'd braked hard and had felt the car shimmy dangerously.

He braked hard to a halt outside the Co-op in Newtown, just as Billy and Mary turned the comer.

Streuer had to brake hard , and on purpose he just nudged my backside with the front of his bike.

He braked hard and managed to stop before impact, but the woman fell on to the road in front of his car.

He almost missed the turning off the taxiway to the runway and had to brake hard at the last minute.

sharply

A car had come fast behind them, a silver-grey car, and it had braked sharply .

The executive jet settled on its main wheels and braked sharply as the thrust-reverse and spoilers were deployed.

As she peered ahead of her, something shot across the road in front of the car, forcing her to brake sharply .

Di was just about to drop elder son Wills back at school when she braked sharply to avoid an oncoming motor.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

foot pedal/brake/pump etc

He then, with a foot pedal, activates the wire-cutter.

I also use a Boogie and split the signal from a foot pedal to two amps usually.

I hear the rat-ta-ta-tat of the foot pedal, as she stitches along.

The amount of push, and therefore the direction the nose points, is controlled by pushing the foot pedals.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A bus came round the corner and braked sharply.

I saw a roadblock ahead, and braked.

She had to brake suddenly to avoid a dog in the road.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Clayt braked hard, pulled off and cut the engine.

He braked for drugs, booze, and hookers, and wrote a good book about a bum existence.

I couldn't pull over without forcing some one else to brake and I simply didn't have the power to get away.

I endeavored to brake , but succeeded only in causing the most extreme and painful sensations under my fingernails.

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