brake verb definition in Driving topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

brake

 verb: Driving topic
[intransitive, transitive] 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. She braked suddenly to avoid a cat. The train braked to a shuddering halt. brake something He braked the car and pulled in to the side of the road.