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brake

noun [C] uk   us   /breɪk/
B1 a device that makes a vehicle go slower or stop, or a pedal , bar, or handle that makes this device work: She had no brakes on her bicycle. The driver suddenly put on his brakes.informal I slammed on (= quickly used) the brakes, but it was too late. All our new models have anti-lock brakes.screech/squeal of brakes the loud, unpleasant noise of a car suddenly stopping: Suddenly we heard a screech of brakes and saw the car swerve to miss the bicycle.
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brake

verb [I] uk   us   /breɪk/
B2 to make a vehicle go slower or stop, using its brake or brakes: When it's icy, brake gently. He would drive very fast and brake hard/sharply at the last minute.
Translations of “brake”
in Arabic فَرامِل, مِكْبَح…
in Korean 자동차 브레이크, 제어 장치…
in Malaysian berhenti…
in French freiner…
in Turkish fren, frenleyen, durduran şey…
in Italian freno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刹車, 閘,制動器…
in Russian тормоз…
in Polish hamulec, przeszkoda…
in Vietnamese phanh lại…
in Spanish frenar…
in Portuguese freio…
in Thai หยุด…
in German bremsen…
in Catalan fre…
in Japanese (車などの)ブレーキ…
in Indonesian mengerem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闸,制动器, 刹车…
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