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Definition of brake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brake
he / she / it brakes
past simple braked
-ing form braking
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to go slower or make a vehicle go slower using the brake The car braked and swerved. The truck braked to a halt. You don't need to brake at every bend. She had to brake hard to avoid running into the car in front of her. brake something He braked the car and pulled over to the side of the road.
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