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brakes

b rayks

  • n  a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle
  • 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
    she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage
    new legislation will put the brakes on spending
  • v  stop travelling by applying a brake
  • v  cause to stop by applying the brakes

  • This thing has no brakes.
  • Most bike hand brakes and gears are produced overseas, and until the manufacturers catch up with back orders there will be a brake on further expansion.
  • If the new brakes hold up (and earlier liquid-cooled brakes never have), Cunningham may be able to spring a major surprise on the Jaguars, Lancias and others at Le Mans.
News & Articles

  • Parts Geek Announces the Expansion of its Extensive Line of Parts with the Addition of EBC Brakes
    LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Parts Geek , one of the top suppliers of imported and domestic car parts and accessories, has just announced that it has added EBC brakes to its already ...
    June 24, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Oil jumps after stocks cut into big losses
    The price of oil had a sudden burst Monday after the stock market tried to put the brakes on a four-day skid.
    June 24, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Smoky brakes lead to Green Line delays
    Smoke coming from the brakes of an inbound D-Train caused moderate delays for one prong of the Green Line this morning. Just before 9 a.m., passengers were offloaded at the Brookline Village T stop while the train was towed to a yard for maintenance, MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith said.
    June 20, 2013 - Boston Globe
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