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brake

noun [C]
 
 
/breɪk/
VEHICLE B1 the part of a vehicle that makes it stop or go more slowlyThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
STOP PROGRESS something that stops or slows the progress of something: High inflation has put the brakes on economic growth.The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
Translations of “brake”
in Korean 자동차 브레이크, 제어 장치…
in Arabic فَرامِل, مِكْبَح…
in Portuguese freio…
in Catalan fre…
in Japanese (車などの)ブレーキ…
in Italian freno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刹車, 閘,制動器…
in Russian тормоз…
in Turkish fren, frenleyen, durduran şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闸,制动器, 刹车…
in Polish hamulec, przeszkoda…
(Definition of brake noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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