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brake

noun [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.
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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