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The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree.
We heard a screech of brakes as Jill's car pulled up.
I saw the child run out, so I slammed on the brakes.
I heard the brakes squealing, then a loud crash.
The high level of debt put a brake on economic recovery.
Inevitably, insufficient funding acts as a brake on medical research.
This is the British English definition of brake. View American English definition of brake.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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