Break down

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Phrasal verb: Break down

Spanish translation: Descomponer

Definition: When something stops working, 2. when a system or relationship fails, 3. separate into smaller parts

Used in sentences:

1. The car broke down on the trip.

2. The international trade agreement discussion broke down shortly after talks began.

3. We need to break this process down into more manageable parts.

Related words or phrases: collapse, fail, disassemble, fall through

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