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    I am braking down the boxes.
    I am breaking down the boxes.

    Which is correct?

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    Default Re: Braking down or Breaking down

    Breaking down the boxes.

    "Braking" refers to stopping using brakes such as those on a car or bicycle.

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    Default Re: Braking down or Breaking down

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Breaking down the boxes.

    "Braking" refers to stopping using brakes such as those on a car or bicycle.
    (So I guess you could say 'The car was braking down from 30 mph to 20', but this wouldn't work with boxes!)

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