Definition of "Brake" :
noun: a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
noun: anything that slows or hinders a process
"She wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage."
noun: an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
noun: large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
noun: any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
verb: cause to stop by applying the brakes
"Brake the car before you go into a curve."
verb: stop travelling by applying a brake
"We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road."