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[v] collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
[v] separate into constituent elements or parts, as of chemical substances
[v] stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
[v] make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
[v] make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
[v] cause to fall or collapse
[v] lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"
[v] fall apart; also used metaphorically; "Negociations broke down"