slam on the brakes

Definition of slam on the brakes

:to press down hard on the brakes of a car to make it stop suddenly

Word by Word Definitions

slam play
  1. : grand slam

  2. : little slam

  1. : a heavy blow or impact

  2. : a noisy violent closing

  3. : a banging noise

  1. : to strike or beat hard : knock

  2. : to shut forcibly and noisily : bang

  3. : to set or slap down violently or noisily

brake play brakes
  1. : archaic past of break

  1. : the common bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

  1. : a toothed instrument or machine for separating out the fiber of flax or hemp by breaking up the woody parts

  2. : a machine for bending, flanging, folding, and forming sheet metal

  1. : rough or marshy land overgrown usually with one kind of plant

  1. : a device for arresting or preventing the motion of a mechanism usually by means of friction

  2. : something used to slow down or stop movement or activity

  1. : to slow or stop by or as if by a brake (see 5brake)

  2. : to operate or manage a brake

  3. : to become checked by a brake


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