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Phrasal verbs: break down

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to break down
1.1
to stop working; functioning
Our car broke down while we were driving to the supermarket.
Syntax: intransitive

1.2
to end negotiations unsuccessfully
After days of negotiations, the talks broke down.
Syntax: intransitive

1.3
to remove or dismount
The firemen had to break down the door to get into the house.
Syntax: separable

1.4
to start crying
It was the most stressful week. By Friday I broke down and cried.
Syntax: intransitive

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