Verboticism: Brasm


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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Pronunciation: brahsm

Sentence: Lucy was always on edge when riding in the car with her husband, Lou, and as he was often quite inattentive she would have a brasm, stomping on an imaginary brake pedal when she thought he was too slow to do so himself.

Etymology: Blend of 'brake' (device for stopping vehicles) and 'spasm' ( A sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion)

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