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  1. (noun) A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
  2. (noun) Something that slows or stops action.
  3. (verb-transitive) To reduce the speed of with or as if with a brake.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To operate or apply a brake.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To be slowed or stopped by or as if by the operation of a brake.
  6. (noun) A toothed device for crushing and beating flax or hemp.
  7. (noun) A heavy harrow for breaking clods of earth.
  8. (noun) An apparatus for kneading large amounts of dough.
  9. (noun) A machine for bending and folding sheet metal.
  10. (verb-transitive) To crush (flax or hemp) in a toothed device.
  11. (verb-transitive) To break up (clods of earth) with a harrow.
  12. (noun) A lever or handle on a machine such as a pump.
  13. (noun) Any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants.
  14. (noun) Any of certain other ferns, such as the bracken or the cliff brake.
  15. (noun) An area overgrown with dense brushwood, briers, and undergrowth; a thicket.
  16. (noun) Variant of break.
  17. (verb) Archaic A past tense of break.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Would, in light of the new and infinitely more complicated definition of the term brake, the NOBR AKES knuckle tat be even more ironic? - BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!
  2. Having your foot on the brake is the equivalent of depressing the clutch. - My other tractor is a Porsche « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog
  3. A disc brake is essentially unaffected by the elements and works just as well rain or shine. - The Makings of a Perfect Seattle Commuter Bike « PubliCola
  4. Hits With a second chain brake system, this saw is extremely safe. - Stihl MS 280 C-BQ chain saw
  5. Yes | No | Report from papabear wrote 36 weeks 10 hours ago if you notice the 2inches of the muzzle brake is not rifled and larger inside diameter so if you cut 2 inches off you loose nothing but the muzzle break but be sure that they recrown the barrel - Remington .308 VTR dilemma...


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