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verb [intransitive/transitive] brake pronunciation in British English /breɪk/
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I/you/we/theybrake
he/she/itbrakes
present participlebraking
past tensebraked
past participlebraked
  1. to stop or slow down a car, bicycle, or other vehicle by using the brakes
    brake hard/sharply: I braked hard but couldn’t avoid hitting the car in front.
    brake (something) to a halt/stop: I braked the car to a halt and jumped out.
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