What is the
difference between Brake and Break?
What is the difference between Brake and Break? :
Brake : (noun)
( 1 ) Device for reducing the speed of or stopping a car or bus or train or cycle
He applied the brakes to avoid an accident.
His brakes failed on a steep hill
( 2 ) Ignorance acts as a brake to progress.
The government is determined to put a brake on public spending.
Brake : (verb)
( 1 ) Slow down using a brake
The driver braked hard as the child ran onto the road in front of him.
Break : (verb)
( 1 ) Separate into two or more parts as a result of force or strain (but not by cutting)
She dropped the plate and it broke into pieces.
( 2 ) Cause a whole object to do this
He broke a cup.
She fell of a ladder and broke her arm.
( 3 ) Fail to observe a law
Not obey or follow something
You should not break the law.
He was breaking the speed limit.
( 4 ) Stop doing something for a while
Let us break for tea.
( 5 ) Interrupt – destroy the continuity of something
Do not break my concentration.
We broke our journey to Kolkata at Patna.
( 6 ) Cause something to end
She broke the silence by coughing.
( 7 ) Bring something to an end by force
We had to break the blockade.
( 8 ) Change suddenly after a settled period
The fine weather broke at last.
( 9 ) Disperse – show an opening
The clouds broke and the sun came out.
( 10 ) Come into existence
Dawn was breaking.
( 11 ) Begin suddenly and violently
The storm broke.
( 12 ) Become known – be revealed
There was a public outcry when the scandal broke.
( 13 ) Weaken or destroy
We broke their morale.
Break the power of the trade unions.
The scandal broke him.
( 14 ) Become weak or be destroyed
The thief broke under questioning and confessed everything.
( 15 ) Overwhelm someone with strong emotions
The death of his wife broke him completely.
( 16 ) Change tone because of emotions
Her voice broke as she told the dreadful news.
( 17 ) Do better than or surpass a record.
Rajiv Devi broke the Olympic 100 meters record.
( 18 ) Curl and fall in waves
The sound of waves was breaking on the beach.
The sea was breaking over the wretched ship.
( 19 ) Solve – decipher
Can you break the code?
Break : (noun)
( 1 ) Broken place
Opening made by breaking
There was a break in the wall.
( 2 ) Gap
There was a break in the clouds.
Wait for a break in the traffic before crossing the road.
( 3 ) Interval between periods of work
I work for four hours without a break.
She took an hour’s break for lunch.
( 4 ) Change or interruption in something continuous
There was a break in her education.
( 5 ) Discontinuation or end of a relationship
She has been depressed since the break with her boyfriend.
There was abreak in diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
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