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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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To stop functioning
“My computer would break down after I spilled coffee on it.”
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To overcome
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“We lost because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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To analyze
“You should break down and reverse-engineer his code to figure out what he was trying to do.”
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To arrange or assign according to type
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“Let's break down this report into its separate components.”
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To go through decomposition
“The beef would begin to break down after I had left it 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 take apart
Break down this old car so we can sell its pieces as spare parts.”
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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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Become worn
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Break through
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To break down (food) in the alimentary canal into substances that can be absorbed and used by the body
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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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To break, cut, or otherwise separate (something) into fragments
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Be overcome with emotion
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To take apart
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To use up all available physical energy
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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 set or force 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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To lose consciousness
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To arrive at an answer through logic
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Fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force
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Put aside for future consideration
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To make a list of
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To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
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To decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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