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Princeton's WordNet

  1. break down, crush(verb)

    make ineffective

    "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

  2. analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart(verb)

    make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

    "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"

  3. break down, lose it, snap(verb)

    lose control of one's emotions

    "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"

  4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)

    stop operating or functioning

    "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

  5. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

  6. break down(verb)

    cause to fall or collapse

  7. decompose, break up, break down(verb)

    separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

  8. break down, collapse(verb)

    collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

Wiktionary

  1. break down(Verb)

    to fail, to cease to function

  2. break down(Verb)

    to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally

  3. break down(Verb)

    to render or to become weak and ineffective

  4. break down(Verb)

    (to cause) to decay, to decompose

  5. break down(Verb)

    to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of

  6. break down(Verb)

    to digest

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How to say break down in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of break down in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of break down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of break down in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia Sass:

    The fiber in beans doesn't really break down.

  2. Eric Garner:

    At first when they were saying it, I would break down every time they said it, but then, as the movement went on, I took it as an empowerment and it'd keep me strong when I heard them yelling.

  3. Deborah Rose-Milavec:

    Any time you begin to break down one barrier, you see others crumble more.

  4. Rajat Mittal:

    Videos were taken at frame rates that were in excess of 300, 400 frames per second. So that really allowed us to really break down their entire jump and slow it down and really start to view every aspect from take-off to the flight and the landing.

  5. Lea Michele:

    I feel like I’m in such an incredible place in my life right now, and there’s definitely those personal songs on the album and especially my concerts, i break down the songs and I tell everyone what they’re about, so that’s where I get really personal and that’s where I open up.

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