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Meaning & Definition of Brake in English

English

Brake

/brek/

noun

1. A restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

    synonym:
  • brake

2. Any of various ferns of the genus pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

    synonym:
  • brake

3. Large coarse fern often several feet high

  • Essentially weed ferns
  • Cosmopolitan
    synonym:
  • bracken
  • ,
  • pasture brake
  • ,
  • brake
  • ,
  • Pteridium aquilinum

4. An area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

    synonym:
  • brake

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"
    synonym:
  • brake

verb

1. Stop travelling by applying a brake

  • "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
    synonym:
  • brake

2. Cause to stop by applying the brakes

  • "Brake the car before you go into a curve"
    synonym:
  • brake

Examples of using

I cannot brake! The brakes are broken!
I cannot brake! The brakes are broken!
He put his foot on the brake suddenly.