Definition of Break Down

  • (verb) collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
  • (verb) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
  • (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"
  • (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"
  • (verb) make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  • (verb) cause to fall or collapse
  • (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"
  • (verb) fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

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