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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.”
To stop functioning
“My computer would break down after I spilled coffee on it.”
To overcome
“We lost because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
To analyze
“You should break down and reverse-engineer his code to figure out what he was trying to do.”
To arrange or assign according to type
“Let's break down this report into its separate components.”
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.”
To fail or come to nothing
“Within weeks, however, the agreement began to break down and before long violence had reached an unparalleled intensity.”
To take apart
Break down this old car so we can sell its pieces as spare parts.”
To cause to break with force
“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
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