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To have shed tears, especially from being emotional
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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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Past tense for to stop operating
“The spilled coffee would seep into the computer's internals, causing it to eventually break down.”
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Past tense 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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Past tense for to defeat or overcome
“We lost, primarily because the other team was able to break down our game plan.”
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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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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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Past tense for to alter in shape or succumb under physical pressure
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Past tense for to pass from flowering or ripening to the formation of seeds
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Past tense for to destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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Past tense for lose one's cool
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Past tense for to lose control of one's rational behavior
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Past tense for to disappear
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(British, informal) Past tense for to become very upset, especially needlessly
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Past tense for to make clear or understandable
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Past tense for to become or cause to become liquid
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Past tense for to make less organized
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Past tense for to teach with a biased, one-sided or uncritical ideology
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Broken through
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Past tense for to deteriorate in condition, especially due to repeated exposure or use
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Past tense for to separate or split
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Past tense for to analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc)
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Past tense for to process or break down, especially food in the alimentary canal
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Past tense for to undergo a loss of consciousness
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Past tense for to arrive at an answer through logic
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Past tense for to render comprehensible or understandable
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Past tense for to understand or interpret the nature, meaning or significance of
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Past tense for to create a list or enumerated account of
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Past tense for to make a way through, or into, with physical strength
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Past tense for to cause to go crazy or insane
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Past tense for to decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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Past tense for to sow or place in one's consciousness
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Past tense for to exhaust or use up all available physical energy
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