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break down (v)
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
Definition: stop operating or functioning
Example: The engine finally went. The car died on the road. The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town. The coffee maker broke. The engine failed on the way to town. her eyesight went after the accident.
break down (v)
Definition: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of
Example: analyze a specimen. analyze a sentence. analyze a chemical compound.
Definition: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of
Example: analyze a specimen. analyze a sentence. analyze a chemical compound.
Definition: make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of
Example: analyze a specimen. analyze a sentence. analyze a chemical compound.
break down (v)
Definition: lose control of one's emotions
Example: When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely. When her baby died, she snapped.
Definition: lose control of one's emotions
Example: When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely. When her baby died, she snapped.
Definition: lose control of one's emotions
Example: When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely. When her baby died, she snapped.
break down (v)
Definition: make ineffective
Example: Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination.
Definition: make ineffective
Example: Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination.
Definition: make ineffective
Example: Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination.
break down (v)
Definition: cause to fall or collapse
Definition: cause to fall or collapse
Definition: cause to fall or collapse
break down (v)
Definition: fall apart
Example: the building crumbled after the explosion. Negotiations broke down.
Definition: fall apart
Example: the building crumbled after the explosion. Negotiations broke down.
Definition: fall apart
Example: the building crumbled after the explosion. Negotiations broke down.
break down (v)
Definition: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
Definition: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
Definition: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
break down (v)
Definition: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
Definition: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
Definition: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack