to break down
- cause to fall or collapse
- Break it down.
- This car is going to break down.
- I didn't break anything down here.
- Did you break anything down there?
- How do you know it won't break down?
- A good-looking horse may sometimes break down.
- Heat will break this chemical down into harmless gases.
- Toil and worry caused his health to break down.
- We must work hard to break down social barriers.
- If you weren't careless, your word processor wouldn't break down.
- Tom was afraid his car would break down.
- It took a long time to break down her reserve and get her to relax.
- So, when are you going to break down and buy a house?
- Tom could see that Mary was about to break down and cry.
- The police used a battering ram to break down the door.