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breakdown

break·down

breakdown

pronunciation:
breIk daUn [or] breIk daUn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a failure to work or run correctly.
The breakdown of the bus caused all the children to be late to school.
similar words:
failure
definition 2: a collapse or failure of a person's mind or body.
The singer had a breakdown halfway through his world tour.
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