verb (past broke /brəʊk/; past participle broken /ˈbrəʊkən/)
Old English brecan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch breken and German brechen, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin frangere 'to break'
The different forms of the verb are: (breaks, breaking; the past tense is broke and the past participle is broken).
Do not confuse brake with break. Brake means 'a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle' or 'slow or stop a vehicle' (I had to brake hard), whereas break mainly means 'separate into pieces' (he managed to break a few ribs) or 'a pause or interruption' (a coffee break).