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break down

break down

 
See:
break
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to stop or stop working.
My computer broke down.
synonyms:
collapse
similar words:
crack up, fail, rot
definition 2: to separate into smaller parts
He broke the job down into many steps.
synonyms:
classify
similar words:
analyze, divide, subdivide