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    brake - Dictionary definition and meaning for word brake

    (noun) a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle Definition
    (noun) any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants Definition
    (noun) large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan Definition
    (noun) an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant Definition
    (noun) anything that slows or hinders a process
    Example Sentence
    • she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage
    • new legislation will put the brakes on spending
    (verb) stop travelling by applying a brake
    Example Sentence
    • We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road
    (verb) cause to stop by applying the brakes
    Example Sentence
    • brake the car before you go into a curve
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