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One entry found for break down.
Main Entry: break down
Pronunciation: primarystressbramacrk-primarystressdaudotn
Function: verb
1 : to stop working properly <the car broke down on the highway>
2 a : to separate (as a chemical compound) into simpler substances : DECOMPOSE b : to go through decomposition
3 : to separate or become separated into parts or groups <this report breaks down into three sections>

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