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To stop working (of a piece of equipment) - synonyms or related words

break down

if a machine or vehicle breaks down, it stops working

go off

if something such as a light or an electricity supply goes off, it stops working or being available

shut off

if a machine shuts off, or if someone shuts it off, it stops working

run down

if something such as a machine or clock runs down, or if you run it down, it gradually stops working because it has no power

stop

verb

to no longer work, or to cause something to no longer work

break

verb

if a piece of equipment breaks, or if you break it, it stops working correctly because a part of it is damaged

burn out

if a piece of electrical equipment burns out, or if it is burned out, it gets too hot and stops working

fail

verb

if something such as a machine or an organ in your body fails, it no longer works correctly

cut out

if an engine or machine cuts out, it suddenly stops working

go down

computing

if something such as a computer or an electrical system goes down, it stops working for a period of time

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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