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brake

verb [I]
 
 
/breɪk/
B1 to make a vehicle stop or move more slowly, using its brake: Pierre braked to avoid hitting the dog.Driving and operating road vehicles
Translations of “brake”
in Korean 브레이크를 밟다…
in Arabic يَكْبَح, يُفَرْمِل…
in French freiner…
in Turkish fren yapmak, durdurmak…
in Italian frenare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刹住, 刹車…
in Russian тормозить…
in Polish hamować…
in Spanish frenar…
in Portuguese frear, brecar…
in German bremsen…
in Catalan frenar…
in Japanese ブレーキをかける…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刹住, 刹车…
(Definition of brake verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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