Use of break and brake
When do I use break/brake?
To damage: "If I hear your phone ring one more time, I am going to break it."
To separate: "I will break off a piece of this cookie so you can taste it."
A pause or period of rest: "I will turn off the computer and take a break."
A key on a computer keyboard: "The program jammed and I had to press ctrl-break to stop it."
To infringe or disobey: "That is an unfair rule, and I am going to break it."
To stop or slow: "The large pedal in the floor is how you brake the car."
The mechanism to stop a vehicle or machinery: "I had to press the brake pedal to keep from hitting the cat."
To process flax, hemp, or similar materials: "It used to be hard work to brake flax."
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