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Synonyms for brake

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. brakenoun

    a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

    bracken, pasture brake

  2. brakenoun

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

    bracken, pasture brake

  3. bracken, pasture brake, brake, Pteridium aquilinumnoun

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

    bracken, pasture brake

  4. brakenoun

    an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

    bracken, pasture brake

  5. brakeverb

    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"

    bracken, pasture brake

  6. brakeverb

    stop travelling by applying a brake

    "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

  7. brakeverb

    cause to stop by applying the brakes

    "brake the car before you go into a curve"

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brakenoun


  2. brakenoun

    thicket, brushwood, jungle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brakenoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "brake":

    braking, brakes, frein, rem, curb, hindrance, disincentive, obstacle, stop

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  1. Michael Grömling:

    We do not have enough qualified labor, that [ has put ] a brake on our economy for at least the last 10 years.

  2. Dax Shepard:

    I was totally at blame, i thought I would be able to slide in between, but someone turned in and I was already under full brake and I couldn't go anywhere.

  3. 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.

  4. Frederick Simeone:

    The car was in excellent condition out of storage, all of the original bits were there, no missing parts, only the front end was banged in, so we had to hammer that out because it was simply too ugly. The rest of the paint was dull but intact and all we had to do was get rid of the oxidation, and it came out very decent. The only things that we had to replace ended up being brake lines and a few bits of wiring.

  5. Houston Police:

    He was passed out with his foot on the brake in a moving lane of traffic.

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