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DEFINITION: v. To instinctively slam your foot on "the brakes" even though you're just a passenger. Often occurs when the actual driver fails to brake appropriately. n. A sudden jerk of the leg.

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Slownrider

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Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: sloane-righ-duh

Sentence: Bernadette was the (self-appointed) car safety officer. Whenever the driver approached a 'hazard' (another car, for example), Bernadette would slam her foot onto the floor and beseech him to slow down.

Etymology: slow + 'lone rider'

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Dootstop

Created by: PeteyPeteMcPetey

Pronunciation: Doot-Stop

Sentence: An old lady was about to cross the road, so I attempted a dootstop.

Etymology: Pitstop combined with what you might say if you were to verbalise the your feelings - "dooot! Stop!".

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Brakeamiss

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: brak/a/mis

Sentence: Her breathtaking brakeamiss technique did nothing to prevent her day-dreaming driver from swerving into a pink elephant sitting quietly in the driveway munching on a bag of peanuts.

Etymology: brake + amiss

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Phantasmabrakeage

Created by: adobrodt

Pronunciation: fan-TAS-ma-BRAKE-ij

Sentence: Bob suffered from an incurable phantasmabrakeage syndrome, causing most of his friends to insist on him driving everywhere.

Etymology: From phantasm (imaginary) and brakeage (the action of a brake)

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Brakearating.

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: Break-a-rating

Sentence: The passanger automatically started brakearating when the driver did not slow down at the stop sign.

Etymology: To use imaginary brake pedal.

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Collaborbrake

Created by: vicminer

Pronunciation: collab-or-brake

Sentence: As the student driver stopped abruptly, the passenger in the car collabrobraked, even though he was in the passenger seat.

Etymology: col-with

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Drivinstructify

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: Dryv-in-struck-tih-fy

Sentence: My mom always drivinstructifies when I drive; I guess I don't break fast enough for her.

Etymology: Driving instructors have that second break pedal on their side, and people who do this tend to think they have one too (when they don't) and it's a good thing they don't have one!

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Phantomfooting

Created by: walkingdistraction

Pronunciation: fan-tom-foot-ing

Sentence: The drivers ed instructor was getting muscle cramps due to his constant phantomfooting.

Etymology: phantom+footing

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Brakescious

Created by: hairydoginparis

Pronunciation: brayk-shus

Sentence: My mother is a bad driver and I am often brakescious in the car with her.

Etymology: brake-to stop unconscious-to be unaware

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Drivinginstructorism

Created by: ichiromania

Pronunciation: driving instructor ism

Sentence: from the way her foot is moving, that is a clear display of drivinginstructorism

Etymology: driving instructors

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Comments:

chris - 2006-12-27: 05:07:00
..hard to beat 'brakedancing'....

wordmeister - 2006-12-27: 10:37:00
Hey Chris, Yes I spotted brakedancing too! I was going to suggest that you consider "proxypedal" but that's your word... What about "Impedalment"? It's good too...

Wriiight - 2006-12-27: 12:56:00
While driving, I often notice my passengers suffer from a loss of controls.

wordmeister - 2006-12-27: 13:05:00
Good one Wriight!

nibololihiaa - 2018-12-27: 04:24:00
Промывки форсунок... Очистка инжектора....

Dulliesjag - 2018-12-27: 04:42:00
Sorry in place of

lolakusovska - 2018-12-27: 16:26:00
Хочу породистого щенка немецкой овчарки... Купить щенка немецкой овчарки..

gorapukinovs - 2018-12-27: 17:50:00
Массаж и техника массжа... Скидки на новогоднии праздники. Приглашаем

Dulliesjag - 2018-12-27: 19:45:00
What organize the