Brake / Break: Pengertian, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Brake dan Break

Brake dan break adalah homophone, yaitu kata-kata yang terdengar sama namun maknanya berbeda. Kedua kata ini dapat berfungsi baik sebagai noun  (kata benda) maupun verb (kata kerja).


Brake ketika berfungsi sebagai noun berarti “a device for slowing down or stopping motion” (alat untuk melambatkan atau menghentikan pergerakan), sedangkan break berarti “a fracture, a sudden movement, an interruption in continuity / a pause, an escape, a sudden change” (pematahan, gerakan tiba-tiba, gangguan di dalam kontinuitas / berhenti sebentar, pelarian, perubahan tiba-tiba).

Sebagai verb kata brake berarti “to slow down or to stop” (memperlambat atau menghentikan), sementara break berarti “to smash, to split, to become unuseable (intransitive)” (menghancurkan, memecahkan/memisahkan, menjadi tidak dapat digunakan).

brake vs. breakContoh Kalimat Brake dan Break dan Artinya

  1. The buses use air brakes instead of hydraulic brakes.
    (Bus-bus tersebut menggunakan rem angin alih-alih rem hidrolik.) noun
  2. Do you know how to brake safely while travelling downhill?
    (Apakah kamu tahu bagaimana mengerem dengan aman ketika melewati turunan?) verb
  3. She often uses her coffee break to call her relatives.
    (Dia sering menggunakan waktu istirahat singkatnya di tempat kerja untuk menelepon kerabatnya.) noun (a pause)
  4. She broke the chocolate into small bits and place them in a small bowl.
    (Dia mematahkan cokelat menjadi potongan-potongan kecil dan menempatkannya di dalam mangkuk kecil.) verb (smash)
  5. My television broke last week.
    (Televisi saya rusak minggu kemarin.) verb (become unuseable)

Contoh Soal Brake vs. Break

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  1. Working without a ..., he almost fell asleep while driving home.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  2. The prisoners made a ... for freedom last night.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  3. Never ... suddenly unless it's absolutely necessary. Slow down gradually to avoid skidding.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  4. I can't imagine myself riding a bicycle with no ... at a high speed.

    1. brakes
    2. breaks

    Your answer:

  5. If I ... someone's thing, I will appologize and offer to give he or she a new one or promise to repair it.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  1. He had to ... sharply to avoid a mini van turning in front of him.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  2. The doctor said he possibly had a ... in his bone.

    1. brake
    2. break

    Your answer:

  3. Why are disc ... used on front wheels?

    1. brakes
    2. breaks

    Your answer:

  4. My mother's glasses ... in half when she sat on them.

    1. braked
    2. broke

    Your answer:

  5. The driver ... the car, but it couldn't stop in time.

    1. braked
    2. broke

    Your answer:

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References:

  1. Brake and Break. http://grammar.about.com/od/alightersideofwriting/a/Brake-And-Break.htm. Accessed on September 9, 2015.
  2. Brake/Break. http://homepage.smc.edu/quizzes/cheney_joyce/brakebreak.html. Accessed on September 9, 2015.
  3. Break. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/break. Accessed on September 9, 2015.
  4. Break. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/break. Accessed on September 9, 2015.
  5. Brake. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/brake. Accessed on September 9, 2015.
  6. Break. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  7. Brake. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brake. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  8. Brake. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/brake. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  9. Break. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/break. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  10. Brake. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/brake. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  11. Break. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/break. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  12. Brake. http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/brake. Accessed on January 7, 2016.
  13. Make a Break for. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/make+a+break+for. Accessed on January 7, 2016.

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