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To dismantle or take apart
“We have a team of mechanics that can break down the old car for spare parts.”
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To dissect or cut into pieces, especially for purposes of analysis
“We need to break down the problem into stages or sub-goals.”
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To stop operating
“The spilled coffee would seep into the computer's internals, causing it to eventually break down.”
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To cause to break with force
“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
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To defeat or overcome
“We lost, primarily because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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To assort according to type, category or class
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“This allows users to break down the articles by their type, or to simply view all the pieces as a whole.”
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To decompose or break down, especially biologically
“The beef would begin to break down after being left on the counter for several hours in the heat.”
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To fail or come to nothing
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“Within weeks, however, the agreement began to break down and before long, violence had reached an unparalleled intensity.”
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To lose control of one's emotions
“He tried to keep calm, not wanting to lose control and break down in front of the man who was challenging him.”
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Become worn
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Break through
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To process or break down, especially food in the alimentary canal
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To pass from flowering or ripening to the formation of seeds
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Lose one's cool
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To lose control of one's rational behavior
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To disappear
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(British, informal) To become very upset, especially needlessly
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To make clear or understandable
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To force or break apart
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To make less organized
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To teach with a biased, one-sided or uncritical ideology
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Be overcome with emotion
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To undergo a loss of consciousness
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To arrive at an answer through logic
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Put aside for future consideration
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To create a list or enumerated account of
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To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
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To cause to go crazy or insane
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To decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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To exhaust or use up all available physical energy
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