break down into

Definition of break down into

  1. 1 :  to separate (something) into (simpler substances) Water can be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis.

  2. 2 :  to become separated into simpler substances Water can break down into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis.

  3. 3 :  to divide (something into (parts or groups) The report is broken down into three sections.

  4. 4 :  to be able to be divided into parts or groups The report breaks down into three sections.

Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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