brake vs break : Common Errors in English

About brake vs break

You brake to slow down; if your brakes fail and you drive through a plate-glass window, you will break it.

brake Meaning(s)

  • (n) a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • (n) any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
  • (n) large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
  • (n) an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
  • (n) anything that slows or hinders a process
  • (v) stop travelling by applying a brake
  • (v) cause to stop by applying the brakes

break Meaning(s)

  • (v) cease an action temporarily
  • (v) interrupt the flow of current in
  • (v) undergo breaking
  • (v) find a flaw in
  • (v) find the solution or key to
  • (v) change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
  • (v) happen
  • (v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  • (v) crack; of the male voice in puberty
  • (v) fall sharply
  • (v) fracture a bone of
  • (v) diminish or discontinue abruptly
  • (v) weaken or destroy in spirit or body
  • (n) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  • (n) an unexpected piece of good luck
  • (n) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • (n) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • (n) a pause from doing something (as work)
  • (n) the act of breaking something
  • (n) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • (n) breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  • (n) the occurrence of breaking
  • (n) an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
  • (n) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  • (n) (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
  • (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  • (n) a sudden dash
  • (n) any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
  • (n) an escape from jail
  • (v) terminate
  • (v) become separated into pieces or fragments
  • (v) render inoperable or ineffective
  • (v) ruin completely
  • (v) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  • (v) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • (v) move away or escape suddenly
  • (v) scatter or part
  • (v) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • (v) prevent completion
  • (v) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  • (v) make submissive, obedient, or useful
  • (v) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  • (v) surpass in excellence
  • (v) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • (v) come into being
  • (v) stop operating or functioning
  • (v) interrupt a continued activity
  • (v) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  • (v) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  • (v) lessen in force or effect
  • (v) be broken in
  • (v) come to an end
  • (v) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  • (v) cause to give up a habit
  • (v) give up
  • (v) come forth or begin from a state of latency
  • (v) happen or take place
  • (v) cause the failure or ruin of
  • (v) invalidate by judicial action
  • (v) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • (v) reduce to bankruptcy
  • (v) change directions suddenly
  • (v) emerge from the surface of a body of water
  • (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  • (v) do a break dance
  • (v) exchange for smaller units of money
  • (v) destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  • (v) make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  • (v) separate from a clinch, in boxing
  • (v) go to pieces
  • (v) break a piece from a whole
  • (v) become punctured or penetrated
  • (v) pierce or penetrate
  • (v) be released or become known; of news

brake in News

  1. Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Brake Booster Recall: 2006-2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX

    Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Brake Booster Recall: 2006-2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Avid revamps the BB7 disc brake

    Avid has given the venerable BB7 disc brake a bit of a facelift, adding lighter stainless steel hardware and giving the brake a shiny black anodized finish. The updated BB7S uses the same stainless hardware introduced for the BB7 Road SL last fall. The BB7s also comes with Avid’s HS1 rotor. The construction and mechanics of this cable-actuated disc brake remain unchanged. The BB7S still has a ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: BikeRadar

  3. Thief takes used brake drums from York County business

    Police say the man is these picture took 10 used brake drums from a York County business. It happened around 6:30pm on June 2nd at KBS Trucking, Inc., located at 4924 Lincoln Highway, Thomasville. The drums are worth around 4250, …
    on June 11, 2013 Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

break in News

  1. Break Time: Justin Timberlake's new album cover features sexy optical illusion

    Need a break? Check out these three random stories. 
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fox News

  2. Pipe break at Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant kills 8,000 small fish

    A break in a pipe carrying chlorinated water at the government's nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge has caused a fish kill.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WSMV Nashville

  3. Pipe break at nuclear weapons plant kills fish

    A break in a pipe carrying chlorinated water at the government's nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge has caused a fish kill.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WRCB Chattanooga

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