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Example sentences from the Web for breakdown
So definitely in that breakdown I used every bit of my personal life.Eliza Coupe Finds Her ‘Happy Ending’ With ‘Benched’|Kevin Fallon|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did giving her the attention in the first place contribute to the breakdown?Amanda Bynes Has a ‘Microchip’ in Her Brain. Why Are We Fascinated By This?|Kevin Fallon|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans currently dominate the breakdown, with 27 GOP secretaries of state in the 47 states that have the position.
In fact, research has shown that hitting the weights without fuel can lead to the breakdown of muscle.
Once we eat, insulin (which regulates the breakdown of fat) increases in our body.
Said he used to be a breakdown man in Buffalo, on the yards.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
Get upon the deck, and I'll swaller this iron if you aren't able to dance a breakdown in a jiffy!The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3|William Clark Russell
Dying is that breakdown in an organism which throws it out of correspondence with some necessary part of the environment.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
From here it looks something like a ‘breakdown’, but it may be the very spot we want to find.The Adventures of Dick Maitland|Harry Collingwood
There was not much of the poetry of motion about it, their dance being of the breakdown genus.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for breakdown
- stop it
- don't expect me to believe that; come off it
Medical definitions for breakdown
Idioms and Phrases with breakdown
Demolish, destroy, either physically or figuratively, as in The carpenters broke down the partition between the bedrooms, or The governor's speeches broke down the teachers' opposition to school reform. [Late 1300s]
Separate into constituent parts, analyze. For example, I insisted that they break down the bill into the separate charges for parts and labor, or The chemist was trying to break down the compound's molecules. [Mid-1800s]
Stop functioning, cease to be effective or operable, as in The old dishwasher finally broke down. [Mid-1800s]
Become distressed or upset; also, have a physical or mental collapse, as in The funeral was too much for her and she broke down in tears, or After seeing all his work come to nothing, he broke down and had to be treated by a psychiatrist. [Late 1800s]