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The brutal reality about aging is that it has only an accelerator pedal. We have yet to discover whether a brake exists for people.
Dan Buettner

Meaning of "brake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BRAKE

From Middle Dutch braeke; related to breken to break.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BRAKE

brake  [breɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brake is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb brake in English.

WHAT DOES BRAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

brake

Brake

A brake is a mechanical device which inhibits motion. The rest of this article is dedicated to various types of vehicular brakes. Most commonly brakes use friction to convert kinetic energy into heat, though other methods of energy conversion may be employed. For example regenerative braking converts much of the energy to electrical energy, which may be stored for later use. Other methods convert kinetic energy into potential energy in such stored forms as pressurized air or pressurized oil. Eddy current brakes use magnetic fields to convert kinetic energy into electric current in the brake disc, fin, or rail, which is converted into heat. Still other braking methods even transform kinetic energy into different forms, for example by transferring the energy to a rotating flywheel. Brakes are generally applied to rotating axles or wheels, but may also take other forms such as the surface of a moving fluid. Some vehicles use a combination of braking mechanisms, such as drag racing cars with both wheel brakes and a parachute, or airplanes with both wheel brakes and drag flaps raised into the air during landing.

Definition of brake in the English dictionary

The first definition of brake in the dictionary is a machine or tool for crushing or breaking flax or hemp to separate the fibres. Other definition of brake is Also called: brake harrow. a heavy harrow for breaking up clods. Brake is also an open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage Also spelt: break.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BRAKE

PRESENT

Present
I brake
you brake
he/she/it brakes
we brake
you brake
they brake
Present continuous
I am braking
you are braking
he/she/it is braking
we are braking
you are braking
they are braking
Present perfect
I have braked
you have braked
he/she/it has braked
we have braked
you have braked
they have braked
Present perfect continuous
I have been braking
you have been braking
he/she/it has been braking
we have been braking
you have been braking
they have been braking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I braked
you braked
he/she/it braked
we braked
you braked
they braked
Past continuous
I was braking
you were braking
he/she/it was braking
we were braking
you were braking
they were braking
Past perfect
I had braked
you had braked
he/she/it had braked
we had braked
you had braked
they had braked
Past perfect continuous
I had been braking
you had been braking
he/she/it had been braking
we had been braking
you had been braking
they had been braking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will brake
you will brake
he/she/it will brake
we will brake
you will brake
they will brake
Future continuous
I will be braking
you will be braking
he/she/it will be braking
we will be braking
you will be braking
they will be braking
Future perfect
I will have braked
you will have braked
he/she/it will have braked
we will have braked
you will have braked
they will have braked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been braking
you will have been braking
he/she/it will have been braking
we will have been braking
you will have been braking
they will have been braking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would brake
you would brake
he/she/it would brake
we would brake
you would brake
they would brake
Conditional continuous
I would be braking
you would be braking
he/she/it would be braking
we would be braking
you would be braking
they would be braking
Conditional perfect
I would have brake
you would have brake
he/she/it would have brake
we would have brake
you would have brake
they would have brake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been braking
you would have been braking
he/she/it would have been braking
we would have been braking
you would have been braking
they would have been braking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you brake
we let´s brake
you brake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to brake
Past participle
braked
Present Participle
braking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRAKE


break
breɪk
canebrake
ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk
corncrake
ˈkɔːnˌkreɪk
daybreak
ˈdeɪˌbreɪk
drake
dreɪk
handbrake
ˈhændˌbreɪk
heartbreak
ˈhɑːtˌbreɪk
jailbreak
ˈdʒeɪlˌbreɪk
make-or-break
ˌmeɪkəˈbreɪk
mandrake
ˈmændreɪk
mini-break
ˈmɪnɪbreɪk
newsbreak
ˈnjuːzbreɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
rake
reɪk
sheldrake
ˈʃɛlˌdreɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRAKE

brak
brake assist
brake band
brake block
brake cable
brake chute
brake disc
brake drum
brake fluid
brake harrow
brake horsepower
brake lever
brake light
brake lining
brake pad
brake parachute
brake pedal
brake shoe
brake van
brake-fade

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRAKE

ABS brake
aerobrake
air brake
antilock brake
coaster brake
crake
disc brake
drum brake
emergency brake
firedrake
foot brake
hydraulic brake
lapstrake
overrake
parking brake
pedal brake
shooting brake
spotted crake
strake
vacuum brake

Synonyms and antonyms of brake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BRAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «brake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of brake

Translation of «brake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRAKE

Find out the translation of brake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of brake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «brake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刹车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

freno
570 millions of speakers

English

brake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्रेक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَرامِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тормоз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

freio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্রেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

frein
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Brek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bremse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブレーキ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

브레이크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரேக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्रेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fren
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

freno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hamulec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гальмо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φρένο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

broms
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

brems
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of brake

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAKE»

The term «brake» is very widely used and occupies the 7.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about brake

EXAMPLES

7 QUOTES WITH «BRAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word brake.
1
Tim Berners-Lee
One of the things I like about the computer that I use is that I can write a program on it or I can download a program on to it and run it. That's kind of important to me, and that's also kind of important to the whole future of the internet... obviously a closed platform is a serious brake on innovation.
2
Dan Buettner
The brutal reality about aging is that it has only an accelerator pedal. We have yet to discover whether a brake exists for people.
3
Jenson Button
You're pulling 4-5G for a lot of the corners around the lap. We build up lactic acid because there are a lot of vibrations in the car, and you have to have strong legs to hit the brake pedal. We need to be fit to do every lap at 100%.
4
Guo Guangchang
You have to maintain the balance between fast growth and smooth growth. It's like driving a car and knowing when to balance the gas pedal and the brake.
5
Tom Kristensen
The trick at Le Mans is to get the car 'in the window.' Everything is critical: the tyre pressure, the brake temperature, and that means you have to push the car a lot to get it into the window - it's about getting everything to work right and getting the car to flow through the corners.
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Terry Savage
Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the 'rich' is likely to result in an economic burnout.
7
Paul Valery
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRAKE»

Discover the use of brake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Brake Handbook
Explains the workings of automobile brake systems and offers advice on the installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of brakes
Fred Puhn, 1985
2
Press Brake Technology: A Guide to Precision Sheet Metal Bending
Press Brake Technology is geared for the master craftsman as well as the novice, and is an excellent resource for engineering and drafting courses. Be one of the first to own this important new book!
Steve D. Benson, 1997
3
Brake Systems: OEM & Racing Brake Technology
Brakes are one of the most frequently repaired maintenance items on vehicles and a critical component to racing success.
Mike Mavrigian, Larry W. Carley, 1998
4
Automotive Brakes
The book contains current, concise information on ASE certification requirements in brakes, as well as coverage of the required NATEF tasks, in order to help readers gain skills that will make them successful automotive technicians.
Jack Erjavec, 2003
5
Automotive Brake Systems
Real examples and full color images throughout the text offer readers a practical approach to the diagnosis and repair of the NATEF tasks for the Automotive Brake Systems (A5) content area.
James D. Halderman, 2013
6
Comparative Youth Culture: The Sociology of Youth Cultures ...
Mike Brake suggests that subcultures develop in response to social problems which a group experiences collectively, and shows how individuals draw on collective identities to define themselves.
Mike Brake, 2013
7
Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and ...
This book includes updated information on the latest materials used in brake systems as well as the latest information on current electronics.
Cliff Owen, 2010
8
Mustang 5.0 Projects: Performance and Upgrade How-To's for ...
Maximum Motorsports brake components, all available separately, include Hawk Racing street compound front disc pads, premium quality rear linings on new shoes, their own braided stainless steel Teflon lined flex hoses, and stainless steel ...
Mark Houlahan, 1997
9
101 Harley-Davidson Twin Cam Performance Projects
Box wrench sized to fit your bleeder screw, brake fluid, and nasal aspirator or small turkey baster or syringe Talent: Cost: Should be less than $10 Tip: At a minimum, this should be done every two years. I "Wj I really don't have to spell out how ...
Chris Maida Mark Zimmerman
10
How to Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
This is a Vette Brakes & Products 1 1661 stainless- steel parking brake rebuild kit with a pair of Vette Brakes & Products stainless-steel parking brake shoes. DISC BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKETS The CM 3864113 left: rear, disc ...
George McNicholl

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term brake is used in the context of the following news items.
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BMW dynamic brake light to protect motorcyclists from rear-end …
That can be particularly bad news for motorcyclists, so BMW Motorrad has enhanced its safety arsenal with the introduction of a dynamic brake ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
2
David Maddox: Did Lib Dems did act as Tory brake? - The Scotsman
The sound of eight MPs is not particularly loud especially if they are trying not to be squeezed off the benches by 56 Scottish Nationalists. «Scotsman, Jul 15»
3
Mercedes pulls the plug on CLS Shooting Brake
According to CAR Magazine, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS will not feature a Shooting Brake version. After only one generation, the ... «Paul Tan's Automotive News, Jul 15»
4
PennDOT pushes the brake on risqué vanity license plates | WPMT …
YORK, Pa. — Being able to customize a license plate in Pennsylvania comes at a cost. And they are not always approved. A group of license ... «FOX43.com, Jul 15»
5
Finalists announced for Brake's Fleet Safety Awards 2015 - Fleet News
Road safety charity Brake has announced finalists for its annual Fleet Safety Awards with more than 60 organisations in with a chance of ... «FleetNews, Jul 15»
6
Zacks: Analysts Give $69.00 Average Price Target to Monro Muffler …
Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Monro Muffler Brake and related ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
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LHT breaks ground for new wheel and brake shop | MRO Network
Construction has started on new “ultra-modern” wheel and brake workshop at Frankfurt's East Harbour for Lufthansa Technik (LHT) following a ... «MRO Network, Jul 15»
8
Time to put the brake on councillors' allowances (From The …
Now that the latest round of political elections are behind us it is perhaps salutary to reflect on just how much our local elected representatives ... «The Westmorland Gazette, Jul 15»
9
Bath artist organises oil painting workshop in aid of Brake, the road …
An oil painting workshop for beginners will be held in memory of those killed on Bath's roads and will raise money for the charity Brake. «Bath Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
This is no time to tap the brake on growth of solar - The Boston Globe
Now they want to tap the brake by limiting support that the state provides for solar. That would be a mistake. While the authors of the op-ed offer ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»

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