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While driving, hitting your brakes really hard to scare the crap out of the jerk driving two inches from your rear bumper.

Checking to make sure they have enough time to brake without rear-ending you (pissing them off).
This guy is driving way too close to my rear bumper, time to brake check him.
by Dustin December 02, 2003
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Stopping fast on the road to spite the guy behind you. If it works out in your favor, it'll scare him shitless and he'll leave more room between you guys. If it works out the wrong way, your car is getting rear ended and damaged. Wouldn't recommend it
I brake checked a bus last night to send a message and ended up in the hospital.
by Rojava December 21, 2019
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1. Act of slamming on the brakes in a car to make the person behind you slam on their breaks. (Checked their brakes)

2. Act of slamming on the brakes to make a passenger in your car fly forward.
1. I brake checked the idiot driving behind me.
2. My friend totally brake checked me and I hit the dash board and got knocked out.
by Cheen May 17, 2008
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The idiotic practice of trying to "teach bad drivers a lesson" by quickly pumping your brakes when someone is tailgating you. Can easily lead to a collision
I was driving home from work when some impatient asshole started tailgating me. I brake checked him, which made him rear end me. It's gonna cost a few thousand dollars to get me back bumper repaired.
by Heronator January 10, 2012
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The ILLEGAL act of intentionally slamming your own brakes in order for another driver tailgating you to rear-end your own car.

Many people do not realize it, but it is the person who slammed on his/her brakes that are at fault, not the tailgater.

If the police finds out about this, the tailgater will most likely be cited for following too close, and fined, but the brake checker will be arrested for reckless driving, and charged with a misdemeanor (or felony if someone gets injured or killed).
Brake checker: This driver behind me is following too close, time to brake check.

Tailgater: Your fault, not mine.

Brake checker: No, it's your fault, because you were following too close.

Tailgater: Let's see what the police says.

Police officer: Tailgater, this is a citation for following too close. Take care of that as soon as possible.

Tailgater: Thank you officer.

Brake checker: I'd better be on my way.

Police officer: No, you're coming with me. You're under arrest for driving recklessly with the intent to cause an accident.

Brake checker: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tailgater: U mad bro?
by brandonmorris1950 April 14, 2012
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The act of hitting the brakes while getting road head in order to cause the person giving head to deepthroat.
Bro, why does it look like your girls been crying?

Ah, she was giving me head on the way here and I brake checked her good.
by CaptainDabbin March 11, 2017
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