What is another word for brake?

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A thing that slows or hinders a process
“Second, the coverage process acts as a brake to prevent overutilization.”
A thick patch of shrubbery, small trees, or underbrush
“… built a small shelter in the brake to watch for deer.”
To cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace
“… braked the car sharply when someone pulled out in front of us.”
Make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake
“One car pulling into another lane and forcing the driver behind to brake hard is enough to start traffic bunching up.”
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