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Noun: brake  breyk
  1. A restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
     
  2. Any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
     
  3. Large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
    - bracken, pasture brake, Pteridium aquilinum
     
  4. An area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
     
  5. Anything that slows or hinders a process
    "she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage"; "new legislation will put the brakes on spending"
Verb: brake  breyk
  1. (driving) stop travelling by applying a brake
    "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
     
  2. (driving) cause to stop by applying the brakes
    "brake the car before you go into a curve"

Sounds like: break

Derived forms: braking, brakes, braked

Type of: brush, brushwood, constraint, coppice, copse, fern, halt, restraint, stop, thicket

Part of: genus Pteridium, genus Pteris, Pteridium, Pteris, wheeled vehicle

Encyclopedia: Brake, WV