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Meaning of word break down from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

break down   verb

Meaning : Make ineffective.

Example : Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination.

Synonyms : crush

Meaning : Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of. Break down into components or essential features.

Example : Analyze a specimen.
Analyze a sentence.
Analyze a chemical compound.

Synonyms : analyse, analyze, dissect, take apart

Combine so as to form a more complex, product.

His operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony.
The liver synthesizes vitamins.
synthesise, synthesize

Meaning : Lose control of one's emotions.

Example : When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely.
When her baby died, she snapped.

Synonyms : lose it, snap

Meaning : Stop operating or functioning.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : break, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

Meaning : Fall apart.

Example : The building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down.

Synonyms : collapse, crumble, crumple, tumble

Meaning : Cause to fall or collapse.

Meaning : Separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts.

Synonyms : break up, decompose

Meaning : Collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack.

Synonyms : collapse