Synonyms of break down
- 1. dislocation, breakdown, disruption, perturbation
- usage: the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue; "the social dislocations resulting from government policies"; "his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London"
- 2. breakdown, crack-up, collapse, prostration
- usage: a mental or physical breakdown
- 3. breakdown, equipment failure, failure
- usage: a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
- 4. breakdown, partitioning, analysis, analytic thinking
- usage: an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
- 1. break down, crush, change, alter, modify
- usage: make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
- 2. analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart
- usage: 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"
- 3. break down, lose it, snap, act, behave, do
- usage: 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"
- 4. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change
- usage: 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"
- 5. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse, change integrity
- usage: fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
- 6. break down, break, bust
- usage: cause to fall or collapse
- 7. decompose, break up, break down, separate
- usage: separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
- 8. break down, collapse, suffer, sustain, have, get
- usage: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
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