1. A restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle (synset 102892666)
  2. Any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants (synset 113234929)
  3. Large coarse fern often several feet high;
    Essentially weed ferns;
    Cosmopolitan (synset 113210742)
  4. An area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant (synset 108454713)
  5. Anything that slows or hinders a process (synset 102892887)
    "she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage"; "new legislation will put the brakes on spending"
  1. Stop travelling by applying a brake (synset 201867803)
    "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
  2. Cause to stop by applying the brakes (synset 201867579)
    "brake the car before you go into a curve"

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