Brake vs. Break

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

Cite This Source

Fun Fact
Orange” became the term for
a color in the 16th century.


  • This car has good brakes.
  • I will brake at the intersection.
  • She slammed the brake.
  • The brake didn't work.
  • I took a break.
  • She went on break.
  • I will try not to break my new toy.
  • I broke my chair.
Bibliography Citations
MLA   |    APA   |   Chicago Manual Style