How do I say I stopped the car when using to break in the past tense.
I use the breaks to stop, so do I say. "I broke the car" when I want to say that I stepped on the break and stopped the car? Or is that too strange?
the brakes of a car
now I brake
yesterday I braked sharply as I rounded the curve
compare 'break' = separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain