Definition of brake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

brake

 verb
verb
NAmE//breɪk//
 
[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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