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Do not confuse brake with break. Brake means 'a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle' or 'slow or stop a vehicle' (I had to brake hard), whereas break mainly means 'separate into pieces' (he managed to break a few ribs) or 'a pause or interruption' (a coffee break).
Definition of brake
late 18th century: of unknown origin