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  • Brake (noun)

    A fern; bracken. from 14th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    A thicket, or an area overgrown with briers etc. from 15th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    A tool used for breaking flax or hemp. from 15th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    A type of wikipedia.)

  • Brake (noun)

    A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after ploughing; a drag.

  • Brake (noun)

    An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.

  • Brake (noun)

    The handle of a pump.

  • Brake (noun)

    A device used to slow or stop the motion of a wheel, or of a vehicle, by friction; also, the controls or apparatus used to engage such a mechanism such as the pedal in a car. from 18th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    The winch of a crossbow. 14th-19th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    The act of braking, of using a brake to slow down a machine or vehicle

  • Brake (noun)

    An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine or other motor by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.

  • Brake (noun)

    A baker's kneading trough.

  • Brake (noun)

    A device used to confine or prevent the motion of an animal.

  • Brake (noun)

    Something used to retard or stop some action, process etc.

  • Brake (noun)

    A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him.

  • Brake (noun)

    An enclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.

  • Brake (noun)

    A breaking in horses.W

  • Brake (noun)

    That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.

  • Brake (noun)

    A cage. 16th-17th c.

  • Brake (noun)

    A type of torture instrument. from 16th c.

  • Brake (verb)

    To bruise and crush; to knead

    "The farmer's son brakes the flax while mother brakes the bread dough"

  • Brake (verb)

    To pulverise with a harrow

  • Brake (verb)

    To operate (a) brake(s).

  • Brake (verb)

    To be stopped or slowed (as if) by braking.

  • Halt (verb)

    To limp; move with a limping gait.

  • Halt (verb)

    To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; hesitate; be uncertain; linger; delay; mammer.

  • Halt (verb)

    To be lame, faulty, or defective, as in connection with ideas, or in measure, or in versification.

  • Halt (verb)

    To waver.

  • Halt (verb)

    To falter.

  • Halt (verb)

    To stop marching.

  • Halt (verb)

    To stop either temporarily or permanently.

  • Halt (verb)

    To bring to a stop.

  • Halt (verb)

    To cause to discontinue.

    "The contract negotiations halted operations for at least a week."

  • Halt (noun)

    A cessation, either temporary or permanent.

    "The contract negotiations put a halt to operations."

  • Halt (noun)

    A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.

    "The halt itself never achieved much importance, even with workers coming to and from the adjacent works."

  • Halt (noun)

    Lameness; a limp.

  • Halt (adjective)

    Lame, limping.

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  • Brake

    imp. of Break.

  • Brake (noun)

    A fern of the genus Pteris, esp. the Pteris aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern.

  • Brake (noun)

    A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes.

  • Brake (noun)

    An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber.

  • Brake (noun)

    An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine.

  • Brake (noun)

    A baker's kneading though.

  • Brake (noun)

    A sharp bit or snaffle.

  • Brake (noun)

    A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.

  • Brake (noun)

    That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.

  • Brake (noun)

    An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.

  • Brake (noun)

    A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag.

  • Brake (noun)

    A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.

  • Brake (noun)

    An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.

  • Brake (noun)

    A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.

  • Brake (noun)

    An ancient instrument of torture.

  • Halt

    3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.

  • Halt

    To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.

  • Halt (noun)

    A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.

  • Halt (noun)

    The act of limping; lameness.

  • Halt (verb)

    To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.

  • Halt (verb)

    To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.

  • Halt (verb)

    To walk lamely; to limp.

  • Halt (verb)

    To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.

  • Halt (adjective)

    Halting or stopping in walking; lame.

Webster Dictionary
  • Brake (noun)

    a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

  • Brake (noun)

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

  • Brake (noun)

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

  • Brake (noun)

    an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

  • Brake (verb)

    stop travelling by applying a brake;

    "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

  • Brake (verb)

    cause to stop by applying the brakes;

    "brake the car before you go into a curve"

  • Halt (noun)

    the state of inactivity following an interruption;

    "the negotiations were in arrest"

    "held them in check"

    "during the halt he got some lunch"

    "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"

    "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

  • Halt (noun)

    the event of something ending;

    "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

  • Halt (noun)

    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement;

    "a halt in the arms race"

    "a nuclear freeze"

  • Halt (verb)

    cause to stop;

    "Halt the engines"

    "Arrest the progress"

    "halt the presses"

  • Halt (verb)

    come to a halt, stop moving;

    "the car stopped"

    "She stopped in front of a store window"

  • Halt (verb)

    stop from happening or developing;

    "Block his election"

    "Halt the process"

  • Halt (verb)

    stop the flow of a liquid;

    "staunch the blood flow"

    "them the tide"

  • Halt (adjective)

    disabled in the feet or legs;

    "a crippled soldier"

    "a game leg"

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