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Phrasal Verb ' Break Down'

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The phrasal verb Break down + noun can be used to talk about analysing something in detail: "You need to break down the maths problem in order to solve it properly."

Break down is also used to talk about something that has stopped working properly: "Can you please come and pick me up from work? My car has broken down."

We can also use Break down to describe crying: When she found out the news of her friends death she broke down in tears.