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English definition of “brake”


noun [C]  /breɪk/ us  
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).
verb [I]  /breɪk/ us  
When it’s icy, you have to brake gently.
(Definition of brake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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