anything that slows or hinders a process; "she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage"; "new legislation will put the brakes on spending"
an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan
any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants
cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"
stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
the limit of capability;
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"