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brake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brake

  1. a thick patch of shrubbery, small trees, or underbrush <built a small shelter in the brake to watch for deer> Synonyms boscage (also boskage), bosk (or bosque), bosquet, thicket, brushwood, chaparral, coppice, copse, covertRelated Words canebrake; brush, bush, scrub, scrubland; bramble, jungle, tangle; grove, hedge, stand, woodlot; forest, greenwood, wildwood, wood, woodland




brake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brake

  1. to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace <braked the car sharply when someone pulled out in front of us> Synonyms slow, decelerate, retard, slackenRelated Words halt, stop; encumber, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, obstruct, set back, tie up; bottleneck; arrest, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; baffle, foil, frustrate, sabotage, thwartNear Antonyms drive, encourage, goad, propel, push, spur, stir, urge; advance, aid, dispatch, ease, expedite, facilitate, forward, further, helpAntonyms accelerate, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed (up), step up




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