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British pronunciation/bɹˈeɪk dˈaʊn/
American pronunciation/bɹˈeɪk dˈaʊn/
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(of a machine or vehicle) to stop working as a result of a malfunction

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to lose control and start crying

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to make something crumble and fall apart

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(of a relationship, negotiation, etc.) to fail to function properly

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to experience a sudden and significant decline in physical health, often due to stress, illness, or a sudden emotional shock

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to destroy a barrier by force

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(in mathematics, chemistry, or grammar) to break into smaller parts or components, especially for a detailed analysis or examination

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to turn a substance into smaller components through chemical reactions

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to process food in the digestive system and transform it into nutrients

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The car broke down on the highway due to engine trouble.
The old refrigerator broke down, and we had to replace it.
The lawnmower broke down in the middle of mowing the lawn.
The machinery broke down during the production process, leading to delays.
The printer suddenly broke down, causing a delay in printing documents.
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