Brake vs. Break

Brake
<noun>
  • A device used to slow down or stop a car
    • example:  Please don't slam the brake!
<verb>
  • To slow down or stop
    • example:  Make sure you brake for the stop sign.
Break
<verb>
  • To separate into pieces
    • example:  I didn't mean to break the watch.
<noun>
  • A pause in an activity or event
    • example:  She worked without taking a break.

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Examples

Brake
  • This car has good brakes.
  • I will brake at the intersection.
  • She slammed the brake.
  • The brake didn't work.
Break
  • I took a break.
  • She went on break.
  • I will try not to break my new toy.
  • I broke my chair.
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