brake

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noun
ADJECTIVE
defective, faulty
front, rear
emergency (AmE), foot (usually footbrake), hand (usually handbrake) (esp. BrE), parking (AmE)
air, anti-lock, disc, drum, vacuum
VERB + BRAKE
apply, hit, jam on, put on, slam on, use

She slammed on the brakes to try to avoid the dog.

put your foot on, slam your foot on
keep your foot on
let off, release, take your foot off

He released the brake and sped off.

BRAKE + VERB
work

My brakes are not working properly.

fail

The car crashed after its brakes failed.

screech, squeal
be off, be on

Is the brake on?

BRAKE + NOUN
failure
cable, fluid, lights, pads, pedal, pipes, shoes (esp. AmE)
PHRASES
act as a brake on sth, serve as a brake on sth (both figurative)
put a brake on sth, put the brakes on sth (figurative)

The need to earn some money put the brakes on my wilder ambitions.

a screech of brakes, a squeal of brakes

We heard the screech of brakes, followed by a loud crash.

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verb
ADVERB
hard, heavily (esp. BrE), sharply (esp. BrE), suddenly
PHRASES
brake to a halt

The train braked to a shuddering halt.

brake to avoid sth

She braked suddenly to avoid a cat.

Brake is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑train

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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