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It Has 5 letters ( b r a k e )         2 vowels ( a e )         3 consonants ( b r k )         Word on the contrary ekarb

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 6
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English - Etymology 6

Inflected forms. VERB BRAKE * (archaic) simple past tense of _break_ * Exodus 32:3, KJV: And all the people BRAKE off the golden earrings […]

Inflected forms.

Verb

brake

  1. (archaic) simple past tense of break

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: brāk, IPA(key): /bɹeɪk/ * Rhymes: -eɪk * Homophone: break

  • enPR: brāk, IPA(key): /bɹeɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk
  • Homophone: break

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

Apparently a shortened form of _bracken_. (Compare _chick_, _chicken_.) NOUN BRAKE (_plural_ BRAKES) * A fern; bracken. [from 14th c.]

Apparently a shortened form of bracken. (Compare chick, chicken.)

Noun

brake (plural brakes)

  1. A fern; bracken. [from 14th c.]

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Compare Middle Low German _brake_. NOUN BRAKE (_plural_ BRAKES) * A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc. [from 15th c.] * He halts, and searches with his eyes Among the scatter'd rocks: And now at distance can discern A stirring in a BRAKE of fern […] * Shakespeare Rounds rising hillocks, BRAKES obscure and rough, / To shelter thee from tempest and from rain. * Sir Walter Scott He stayed not for BRAKE, and he stopped not for stone.

Compare Middle Low German brake.

Noun

brake (plural brakes)

  1. A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc. [from 15th c.]

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Old Dutch _braeke_. NOUN BRAKE (_plural_ BRAKES) * A tool used for breaking flax or hemp. [from 15th c.] * A type of machine for bending sheet metal. (See wikipedia.) * A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after ploughing; a drag. TRANSLATIONS VERB BRAKE (_third-person singular simple present_ BRAKES, _present participle_ BRAKING, _simple past and past participle_ BRAKED) * (transitive) To bruise and crush; to knead _The farmer's son BRAKES the flax while mother BRAKES the bread dough_ * (transitive) To pulverise with a harrow DERIVED TERMS * brakeage TRANSLATIONS

From Old Dutch braeke.

Noun

brake (plural brakes)

  1. A tool used for breaking flax or hemp. [from 15th c.]
  2. A type of machine for bending sheet metal. (See wikipedia.)
  3. A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after ploughing; a drag.
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Verb

brake (third-person singular simple present brakes, present participle braking, simple past and past participle braked)

  1. (transitive) To bruise and crush; to knead
    The farmer's son brakes the flax while mother brakes the bread dough
  2. (transitive) To pulverise with a harrow
Derived terms
  • brakeage
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Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

Origin uncertain. NOUN BRAKE (_plural_ BRAKES) * (military) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista. * (obsolete) The winch of a crossbow. [14th-19th c.] * (chiefly nautical) The handle of a pump. * A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. [from 18th c.] * The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle * (engineering) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake. * (figuratively) Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc. * A baker's kneading trough. (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?) * A device used to confine or prevent the motion of an animal. * A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him. * An enclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc. * 1868, March 7, _The Illustrated London News_, number 1472, volume 52, “Law and Police”, page 223: He was shooting, and the field where the [cock-fighting] ring was verged on the shooting-BRAKE where the rabbits were. * J. Brende A horse […] which Philip had bought […] and because of his fierceness kept him within a BRAKE of iron bars. * A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.W * A carriage for transporting shooting parties and their equipment.W * That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn. TRANSLATIONS DERIVED TERMS DESCENDANTS * Portuguese: breque VERB BRAKE (_third-person singular simple present_ BRAKES, _present participle_ BRAKING, _simple past and past participle_ BRAKED) * (intransitive) To operate (a) brake(s). * (intransitive) To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking. TRANSLATIONS

Origin uncertain.

Noun

brake (plural brakes)

  1. (military) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
    1. (obsolete) The winch of a crossbow. [14th-19th c.]
  2. (chiefly nautical) The handle of a pump.
  3. A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. [from 18th c.]
    1. The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle
    2. (engineering) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
    3. (figuratively) Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.
  4. A baker's kneading trough.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  5. A device used to confine or prevent the motion of an animal.
    1. A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him.
    2. An enclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
    3. A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.W
    4. A carriage for transporting shooting parties and their equipment.W
  6. That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
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Verb

brake (third-person singular simple present brakes, present participle braking, simple past and past participle braked)

  1. (intransitive) To operate (a) brake(s).
  2. (intransitive) To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 5
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English - Etymology 5

Origin uncertain. NOUN BRAKE (_plural_ BRAKES) * (obsolete) A cage. [16th-17th c.] * (now historical) A type of torture instrument. [from 16th c.] * 2011, Thomas Penn, _Winter King_, Penguin 2012, p. 83: Methods of applying pain were many and ingenious, in particular the ways of twisting, stretching and manipulating the body out of shape, normally falling under the catch-all term of the rack, or the BRAKES.

Origin uncertain.

Noun

brake (plural brakes)

  1. (obsolete) A cage. [16th-17th c.]
  2. (now historical) A type of torture instrument. [from 16th c.]

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* baker, Baker * break


Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryDUTCH - VERB
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Dutch - Verb

BRAKE * (archaic) singular past subjunctive of _breken_ * (archaic) singular present subjunctive of _braken_

brake

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of breken
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of braken

Which the Definition/Meaning of brake in categoryDUTCH - ANAGRAMS
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Dutch - Anagrams

* baker


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