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Definitions of brake:
  • noun:   a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun:   an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
  • noun:   any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
  • noun:   large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
  • verb:   cause to stop by applying the brakes
    Example: "Brake the car before you go into a curve"
  • verb:   stop travelling by applying a brake
    Example: "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5756)

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