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|present participle||breaking down|
|past tense||broke down|
|past participle||broken down|
The car broke down just outside Omaha.
The amount doesn’t seem quite so bad when you break it down into monthly payments.
At one point, the talks broke down completely.
The aim of the agreement is to break down barriers to trade.
This is the American English definition of break down. View British English definition of break down.