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English definition of “brake”

brake

verb [I]     /breɪk/
B2 to make a vehicle go slower or stop, using its brake: When it's icy, brake gently. He would zoom up to junctions and brake hard/sharply at the last minute.Driving and operating road vehiclesIncreasing and decreasing speed of motion
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