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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to stop operating
“The spilled coffee would seep into the computer's internals, causing it to eventually break down.”
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Present participle for to cause to break with force
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“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
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Present participle for to defeat or overcome
“We lost, primarily because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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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.”
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Present participle for to pass from flowering or ripening to the formation of seeds
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Present participle for to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Present participle for lose one's cool
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Present participle for to lose control of one's rational behavior
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(British, informal) Present participle for to become very upset, especially needlessly
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Present participle for to make clear or understandable
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Present participle for to make less organized
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Present participle for to teach with a biased, one-sided or uncritical ideology
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Present participle for be overcome with emotion
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Breaking through
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Present participle for to incorporate, or become incorporated, into a liquid
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Present participle for to deteriorate in condition, especially due to repeated exposure or use
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Present participle for to separate or split
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Present participle for to analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc)
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Present participle for to process or break down, especially food in the alimentary canal
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Present participle for to undergo a loss of consciousness
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Present participle for to arrive at an answer through logic
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Present participle for to render comprehensible or understandable
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Present participle for to create a list or enumerated account of
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Present participle for to make a way through, or into, with physical strength
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Present participle for to cause to go crazy or insane
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Present participle for to suddenly start weeping
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Present participle for to decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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Present participle for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Present participle for to exhaust or use up all available physical energy
Noun
The process of separating something into its constituent elements
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The assimilation and understanding of ideas
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An act of analyzing something that may be obscure or cryptic
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The action or state of not functioning
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The state or process of rotting or decomposition
Adjective
In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
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