Dictionary Results for brake

1. brake - noun

· a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint

2. brake - noun

· any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

Hypernym(s): fern

3. brake - noun

· large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan

Synonym(s): bracken, pasture_brake, Pteridium_aquilinum

Hypernym(s): fern

4. brake - noun

· an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

Hypernym(s): brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket

5. brake - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint

6. brake - verb

· stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

Hypernym(s): stop, halt

7. brake - verb

· cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"

Hypernym(s): stop

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