brake

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brake is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
brake

Plural
brakes

A motorcycle's front brake
  1. (countable) The part of an object that makes it slow down.
    The crash was caused by the car's brakes failing.


Verb[change]

Plain form
brake

Third-person singular
brakes

Past tense
braked

Past participle
braked

Present participle
braking

  1. To make an object slow down using brakes.
    Jimmy braked to avoid hitting the cat.