Meaning of BRAKE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ breɪk ]

( brakes, braking, braked)


Brakes are devices in a vehicle that make it go slower or stop.

The brakes began locking...

A seagull swooped down in front of her car, causing her to slam on the brakes.



When a vehicle or its driver brakes , or when a driver brakes a vehicle, the driver makes it slow down or stop by using the brakes.

She braked sharply to avoid another car...

He lit a cigarette and braked the car slightly...

She braked to a halt and switched off.

VERB : V , V n , V to n , also V n to n


You can use brake in a number of expressions to indicate that something has slowed down or stopped.

Illness had put a brake on his progress...


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