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Definition of "breaks" []

  • A device for slowing or stopping a vehicle, wheel, shaft, etc, or for keeping it stationary, esp by means of friction (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A machine or tool for crushing or breaking flax or hemp to separate the fibres (noun)
  • A heavy harrow for breaking up clods (noun)
  • An open four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage (noun)
  • To slow down or cause to slow down, by or as if by using a brake (verb)
  • To crush or break up using a brake (verb)
  • Plural form of break. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of break. (verb)

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Use "breaks" in a sentence
  • "Its substant ice curls freely, molds, and breaks itself like water, —breaks in waves, plastic like honey, crested lightly with a frozen spray; it winds tenderly about the rocky shore, and the granite, distintegrated into crumbs, flows on with it."
  • "Cause they should be fine unless you are HARD on your breaks, Madrigle. "* the underlieing accusation is that i'm a speed demon and thus am HARD on my breaks* This whole dynamic makes me feel tiny in stature, and well, I just don't like asking him about it."
  • "It sounds puzzling, until you realise the title breaks down as 'F. *."