1. brake, restraint, constraint

usage: a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

2. brake, fern

usage: any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

3. bracken, pasture brake, brake, Pteridium aquilinum, fern

usage: large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan

4. brake, brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket

usage: an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

5. brake, restraint, constraint

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"


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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