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To fail.

I am afraid my computer will break down if I try to run it at too high a speed.

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To give more detail.

If you don't understand, ask him to break down the numbers for you.

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cease to function
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To become unstable, mentally or otherwise.

She is back to work now, after her break down.

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To decay.

Leaves and grass will break down into compost faster if you keep them moist.


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