Origin of breakdown
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for breakdown
"a collapse," 1832, from break (v.) + down (adv.). The verbal phrase is attested from late 14c. The noun, specifically of machinery, is from 1838; meaning "an analysis in detail" is from 1936. Nervous breakdown is from 1905.