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English definition of “brake”

brake

noun [C]    /breɪk/
a device that slows or stops the movement of a vehicle : anti-lock brakes He saw a deer crossing the road and hit / slammed on the brakes (= stopped as quickly as possible ). brake    /breɪk/ verb [I] When it’s icy , you have to brake gently .
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