break down (1)
Meaning: If a machine or a vehicle breaks down, it stops working because of a mechanical problem.Synonym: conk out (informal)
- break down Our bus broke down so we had to get out and wait for another one to come.
- break down Production has stopped because one of the machines at our factory has broken down.
My car broke down on the way, so I had to
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Contributor: Matt Errey