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  Words related to break down

Related / Similar Words: collapse, decompose, break up, fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, analyze, analyse, dissect, take apart, crush, lose it, snap, crumble, crumple, tumble

 

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

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    Hyponyms: fall over, go over, digest, dissociate, crack, crash, go down, blow out, burn out, blow, misfire, malfunction, misfunction, parse, botanize, botanise, dissolve, die, fall apart, go to pieces

     

    Grouped Verbs: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, break

     

    Derivational Morphology: collapse, breakdown, crack-up, decomposition, decomposition reaction, equipment failure, failure, dissection, partitioning, analyzer, analyser, analyst, dislocation

     

    Anagrams: breakdown

     

     
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