Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brake

5 senses of brake

Sense 1
brake -- (a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 2
brake -- (any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants)
       => fern -- (any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores)

Sense 3
bracken, pasture brake, brake, Pteridium aquilinum -- (large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan)
       => fern -- (any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores)

Sense 4
brake -- (an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant)
       => brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket -- (a dense growth of bushes)

Sense 5
brake -- (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")
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brake

2 senses of brake

Sense 1
brake -- (stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road")
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 2
brake -- (cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

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