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jam on the brakes

to use the brakes of a road vehicle suddenly and forcefully: A motorbike appeared from nowhere and I had to jam on the brakes.
(Definition of jam on the brakes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jam on the brakes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛地刹车…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛然地煞車…
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