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Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to stop functioning
“My computer would break down after I spilled coffee on it.”
Present participle for to overcome
“We lost because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
Present participle for to analyze
“You should break down and reverse-engineer his code to figure out what he was trying to do.”
Present participle for to arrange or assign according to type
“Let's break down this report into its separate components.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to fail or come to nothing
“Within weeks, however, the agreement began to break down and before long violence had reached an unparalleled intensity.”
Present participle for to take apart
Break down this old car so we can sell its pieces as spare parts.”
Present participle for to cause to break with force
“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
Phrase
Noun
The process of separating something into its constituent elements
Noun
Noun
The assimilation and understanding of ideas
Noun
The act of taking something apart, e
Noun
Structural or physical deterioration
Noun
The action of separating something into parts or the process of being separated
Adjective
Rotting
Noun
The action or state of not functioning
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