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Disk brake on a motorcycle.

English

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Etymology

From Old Dutch braeke.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
brake

Plural
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  1. A device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels.
  2. something that slows or stops an action
  3. (nautical) the handle, manned by up to six men, by which a ship's pump was worked
  4. A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc.
  5. A type of machine for bending sheet metal. (See wikipedia.)

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Verb

Infinitive
to brake

Third person singular
brak

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to brake (third-person singular simple present brak, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To operate a brake.
  2. To be stopped or slowed, as if by a brake.
  3. (archaic) Simple past tense and past participle of break.
    • Exodus 32:3, KJV: And all the people brake off the golden earrings...

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