break down

break down
تَوَقَّفَ \ break down: (of a machine) to stop working: My car broke down on the way to town. cease: to stop; come to an end: The noise suddenly ceased. He ceased caring (or to care) about his health long ago. close: to come to an end: She closed her speech with a funny joke. come to rest: to stop: The car rolled forward, and came to rest against a tree. draw up: to stop: The train drew up at the station. The car drew up and the driver jumped out. fail: (of engine, electricity, or any supply) to stop or become useless. halt: to stop moving. leave off: to stop: Begin reading where you left off yesterday. pull up: to stop: The car pulled up at the crossroads. run down: (of a clock, that needs winding; of a battery that needs charging, etc.) to weaken or stop working, for lack of power. stop: to come to rest: This train stops at every station, not continue It has stopped raining. The rain has stopped. My clock stopped at midnight. \ See Also كَفَّ عن، اِنْتَهَى

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  • break down — {v.} (stress on down ) 1. To smash or hit (something) so that it falls; cause to fall by force. * /The firemen broke down the door./ 2. To reduce or destroy the strength or effect of; weaken; win over. * /By helpful kindness the teacher broke… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • break down — (someone) 1. to cause someone to become emotional. Andy broke down and cried several times during his retirement speech. 2. to weaken someone. I felt so good, I felt like nothing could break me down or make me sick …   New idioms dictionary

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  • break down — ► break down 1) suddenly cease to function or continue. 2) lose control of one s emotions when in distress. Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break|down — «BRAYK DOWN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a) failure to work: »Lack of oil caused a breakdown in the motor. b) failure; collapse: »... the breakdown of the old regime (Edmund Wilson). 2. loss of health; w …   Useful english dictionary

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  • break down — *analyze, resolve, dissect Contrasted words: concatenate, articulate, *integrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • break down — verb 1. make ineffective (Freq. 3) Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination • Syn: ↑crush • Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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