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English definition of “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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