What is another word for breaks down?

Need synonyms for breaks down? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
To dismantle or take apart
“We have a team of mechanics that can break down the old car for spare parts.”
Verb
To dissect or cut into pieces, especially for purposes of analysis
“We need to break down the problem into stages or sub-goals.”
Verb
To stop operating
“The spilled coffee would seep into the computer's internals, causing it to eventually break down.”
Verb
To cause to break with force
more ❯
“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
Verb
To defeat or overcome
“We lost, primarily because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
Verb
To assort according to type, category or class
more ❯
“This allows users to break down the articles by their type, or to simply view all the pieces as a whole.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To fail or come to nothing
more ❯
“Within weeks, however, the agreement began to break down and before long, violence had reached an unparalleled intensity.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
Verb
To pass from flowering or ripening to the formation of seeds
more ❯
Verb
To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
Verb
Lose one's cool
Verb
To lose control of one's rational behavior
Verb
(British, informal) To become very upset, especially needlessly
Verb
To make clear or understandable
more ❯
Verb
To teach with a biased, one-sided or uncritical ideology
Verb
Be overcome with emotion
Verb
Breaks through
Verb
To incorporate, or become incorporated, into a liquid
Verb
To deteriorate in condition, especially due to repeated exposure or use
Verb
To separate or split
Verb
To analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc)
more ❯
Verb
To process or break down, especially food in the alimentary canal
Verb
To undergo a loss of consciousness
Verb
To arrive at an answer through logic
Verb
To render comprehensible or understandable
Verb
To create a list or enumerated account of
Verb
To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
Verb
To cause to go crazy or insane
Verb
To suddenly start weeping
Verb
To decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
Verb
To cause disorder or confusion in
Verb
To sow or place in one's consciousness
Verb
To exhaust or use up all available physical energy
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021