Definition of jam on the brakes in English:

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jam on the brakes

Operate the brakes of a vehicle suddenly and forcibly, typically in response to an emergency.
Example sentences
  • Just as he reached the Avenue, he suddenly jammed on the brakes, sending us flying towards the rear window.
  • Instead of racing up to stop signs and red lights, jamming on the brakes, and then accelerating quickly when it is your turn to go, back off of the gas as you approach the stopping point and accelerate gradually when you pull out.
  • Azrael had jammed on the brakes, sending the automobile into a short skid forward, the sudden movement tensing his new muscles and flesh quickly.
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