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break down (v):
collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
Related Words: collapse
break down (v):
separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
Related Word: decompose
break down (v):
stop operating or functioning
Samples
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

Related Words: breakfail
break down (v):
make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
Samples
analyze a specimen.
analyze a sentence.
analyze a chemical compound

Related Words: analyseanalyzedissect
break down (v):
make ineffective
Samples
Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
break down (v):
cause to fall or collapse
break down (v):
lose control of one's emotions
Samples
When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely.
When her baby died, she snapped
break down (v):
fall apart
Samples
the building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down
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Do not be pliant lest you are twisted, nor dry, lest you are broken

Yumuşak olma sıkılırsın sert olma kırılırsın.
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