Meaning : Break down, literally or metaphorically.
The wall collapsed.
The business collapsed.
The dam broke.
The roof collapsed.
The wall gave in.
The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice.
Meaning : End resistance, as under pressure or force.
The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram.
Synonyms : yield
Meaning : 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.