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Simple past tense 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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Simple past tense for to stop functioning
“My computer would break down after I spilled coffee on it.”
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Simple past tense for to overcome
“We lost because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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Simple past tense for to analyze
“You should break down and reverse-engineer his code to figure out what he was trying to do.”
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Simple past tense for to arrange or assign according to type
“Let's break down this report into its separate components.”
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Simple past tense 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.”
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Simple past tense 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.”
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Simple past tense for to take apart
Break down this old car so we can sell its pieces as spare parts.”
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Simple past tense for to cause to break with force
“Firefighters proceeded to break down the wall to rescue those trapped in the building.”
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Past 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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Past participle for to stop functioning
“My computer would break down after I spilled coffee on it.”
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Past participle for to overcome
“We lost because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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Past participle for to analyze
“You should break down and reverse-engineer his code to figure out what he was trying to do.”
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Past 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.”
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Past participle for to take apart
Break down this old car so we can sell its pieces as spare parts.”
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