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Synonyms for brakes

Noun

1. brake system, brakes, brake
usage: a braking device consisting of a combination of interacting parts that work to slow a motor vehicle

Noun

1. brake system, brakes, brake
usage: a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
2. brake, restraint, constraint
usage: any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
3. brake, fern
usage: large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
4. bracken, pasture brake, brake, Pteridium aquilinum, fern
usage: an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
5. brake, brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket
usage: 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"

Verb

1. brake, stop, halt
usage: stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
2. brake, stop
usage: cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"
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