brake brake  /b ˈreɪk/


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

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  1. If planes could brake themselves on the air and alight as abruptly as birds do by reversing the thrust that gives them flight, aviation would be vastly safer and more convenient.
  2. E-Mail a Friend The car of the future looks something like this: It has no engine, no steering column and no brake pedal.
  3. Trabants smoked like an Iraqi oil fire, when they ran at all, and often lacked even the most basic of amenities, like brake lights or turn signals.


  1. News Summary: Honda recalls 104,500 cars worldwide

    BRAKE PROBLEM: Honda is recalling 104,500 cars in 49 countries worldwide to fix problems with the brakes. THE PROBLEM: Honda says some power brake booster parts weren't made to specifications. That could ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Brake Check Donates $13K to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

    Auto service company presents annual donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio with the fast brakes points promotion at first Spurs NBA playoff game. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. 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

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  1. In it, the Princess wrote: "This particular phase of my life is the most dangerous - my husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy."
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Princess Diana Source: Times Online

  2. "I was locking and locking and locking," Hamilton said. "It's a shame as the car felt so good this last couple of days, but we haven't had many brake problems this year."
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: New York Times

  3. "At the end I couldn't do anything. I had to brake hard, and ended up doing a bit of a somersault once I landed," said Cancellara, who admitted he was slowly starting to feel the pain of his tumble. "Now with the time passing I feel like my...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Fabian Cancellara Source: Vancouver Sun

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