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brakenoun [C]

us   /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
verb [I] us   /breɪk/
When it’s icy, you have to brake gently.
(Definition of brake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"brake" in British English

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brakenoun [C]

uk   /breɪk/ 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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brakeverb [I]

uk   /breɪk/ us   /breɪk/
(Definition of brake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brake”
in Korean 자동차 브레이크, 제어 장치…
in Arabic فَرامِل, مِكْبَح…
in Malaysian berhenti…
in French freiner…
in Russian тормоз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刹車, 閘,制動器…
in Italian freno…
in Turkish fren, frenleyen, durduran şey…
in Polish hamulec, przeszkoda…
in Spanish freno, frenar…
in Vietnamese phanh lại…
in Portuguese freio…
in Thai หยุด…
in German bremsen…
in Catalan fre…
in Japanese (車などの)ブレーキ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闸,制动器, 刹车…
in Indonesian mengerem…
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