brake check

Trucker slang for jamming on your brakes in traffic as in "Watch out we're doing a break check up ahead."

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • brake — 1. noun a brake on research Syn: curb, check, restraint, restriction, constraint, control, limitation 2. verb she braked at the traffic lights Syn: slow down, slow, decelerate, reduce speed, stop Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

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