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...
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006