brake - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
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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