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Pronunciation of Brake: Learn how to pronounce Brake in English correctly

Learn how to say Brake correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word brake:

1a device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, typically by applying pressure to the wheels:
he slammed on his brakes
[as modifier]:
a brake pedal
a thing that slows or hinders a process:
constrained resources will act as a brake on research
2another term for brake van.
[no object]
make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake:
she had to brake hard to avoid a milk float
(as noun modifier braking)
an anti-lock braking system

late 18th century: of unknown origin

Do not confuse brake with break. Brake means ‘a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle’ or ‘slow or stop a vehicle’ (
I had to brake hard
), whereas break mainly means ‘separate into pieces’ (
he managed to break a few ribs
) or ‘a pause or interruption’ (
a coffee break