slam on the brakes

Definition of slam on the brakes

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  grand slam

    :  little slam

  1. :  a heavy blow or impact

    :  a noisy violent closing

    :  a banging noise

  1. :  to strike or beat hard :  knock

    :  to shut forcibly and noisily :  bang

    :  to set or slap down violently or noisily

brakeplay brakes
  1. : archaic past ofbreak

  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

    :  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

    :  something used to slow down or stop movement or activity

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

    :  to operate or manage a brake

    :  to apply the brake on a vehicle

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