brake

Part of speech: verb

To apply a brake to; reduce the speed of; bruise, as flax.

Part of speech: verb

To act as brakeman.

Part of speech:

Imp. of BREAK, v.

Part of speech: noun

A device for retarding motion, as of a wheel.

Part of speech: noun

A harrow.

Part of speech: noun

An implement for separating the fiber of flax, hemp, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A variety of fern; bracken.

Part of speech: noun

A thicket.

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Usage examples "brake":

  1. The entire work done is converted into heat; just as it is in a dynamo or steam engine which is prevented from turning by a brake. - "The Mechanism of Life", St├ęphane Leduc.
  2. He resembled a machine without a brake. - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
  3. Here is moss, a great deal of it, of different kinds; and there is beautiful brake at the top, like plumes of feathers. - "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.