English - Vietnamese Dictionary
brake /breik/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ ((cũng) break)
- xe vực ngựa (tập cho ngựa kéo xe)
- danh từ
- cái bừa to ((cũng) brake-harrow)
- danh từ
- cái hãm, cái phanh
- to put on the brake: hãm phanh
- (ngành đường sắt) toa phanh ((cũng) brake-van)
- động từ
- hãm lại, phanh lại; hãm phanh
+a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
+any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
+large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
+an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
+stop travelling by applying a brake
+cause to stop by applying the brakes
Advanced English Dictionary
1 curb, check, restraint, restriction, constraint, control, rein:
The central bank applied a brake to the upward trend of the dollar by buying Deutschmarks.
2 slow, slow up or down, put on or apply the brakes, reduce speed, decelerate, slacken, hold up:
He braked before the bad curve. She braked the car going down the steep hill.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle: to put / slam on the brakes + the brake pedal + She stopped with a squeal / screech of the brakes.
See also - AIR BRAKE, DISC BRAKE, HANDBRAKE
2 ~ (on sth) a thing that stops sth or makes it difficult: High interest rates are a brake on the economy.
Idioms see JAM v.
to slow down or make a vehicle slow down using the brake: [V] The car braked and swerved. + The truck braked to a halt. + You don't need to brake at every bend. + She had to brake hard to avoid running into the car in front. + [VN] He braked the car and pulled in to the side of the road.
defective, faulty | front, rear | foot, hand | air, anti-lock, disc, drum, vacuum
VERB + BRAKE
apply, hit, jam on, put/slam your foot on, put on, slam on
She slammed on the brakes to try to avoid the dog.
| keep your foot on | let off, release, take your foot off
He released the brake and sped off.
BRAKE + VERB
My brakes are not working properly.
The car crashed after its brakes failed.
| screech, squeal | be on/off
Is the brake on?
BRAKE + NOUN
failure | cable, fluid, lights, pads, pedal, pipes
act/serve as a brake on sth
put a brake/the brakes on sth
(figurative) The need to earn some money put the brakes on my wilder ambitions.
| a screech/squeal of brakes
We heard the screech of brakes, followed by a loud crash. verb
hard, heavily, sharply, suddenly, violently
brake to a halt
The train braked to a shuddering halt.
| brake to avoid sth
She braked suddenly to avoid a cat.
Random quote: All serious daring starts from within.: Harriet Beecher StoweLatest queries: geography, illuminate, rainbow, ox, revitalisation, rustle, customary, buckle, your, non-aggression, hod, snatch, child restraint, beach, carry-on, summer, vice-president, goitre, auction, brake,