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Hi everybody,

Just wanted to check that my understanding of 'break' and 'brake' is correct:

Break e.g. I break up for Easter in a few weeks

Brake e.g. My car’s brakes are squeaking

Thanks in advance for your help!
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I break up for easter in a few weeks? how does that even make any sence at all Emotion: sad I believe the difference betweem break and brake is that break is like breaking your leg and brake is the brakes of a car.
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Used in this sense is somewhat of a colloquialism. A break can also mean to have a rest from something, a holiday or vacation. E.g. "Easter break" means a rest, or time off, from work or school at Easter. To say that "I break up for Easter in a few weeks" is supposed to mean "I start my Easter break in a few weeks".

It could also be quite easily misinterpreted as breaking up with a partner (no longer together), crying or sobbing over Easter or his or her body physically falls to pieces.
Just remember that breakfast is when you break your fast and you have to brake when you're going too fast.
As a verb, the word brake means to stop.

As a noun, brake is a device for slowing or stopping motion.

The word break means to smash or to shatter as in to break a cup. It also means to take a recess, as in a coffee break.
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AnonymousI break up for easter in a few weeks? how does that even make any sence at all
It does make sense because it means you have the Easter hols.Emotion: wait