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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
brake, skid, pawlfrein

restraint, curtailment, self-imposed limit, checkBremse, Hemmschuh
ON: KUN: よわい, は, よわ.い, よわい.する
tooth, cog

ON: KUN: と.まる, -さ.す, よ.す, -や.む, や.む, や.める, とど.まる, とど.め, とど.める, -ど.め, -と.める, と.める, -ど.まり, -さ.し
stop, halt

Example sentences
下院議員は支出に歯止めをかけると言いました。Parts: 下院議員 (かいんぎいん), 支出 (ししゅつ), 歯止め (はどめ), 掛ける (かける), 言う (いう)The Representative said he will put a brake on spending.

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