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as in to die
to stop functioning the computer finally broke down and had to be replaced

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as in to crack
to yield to mental or emotional stress began to break down when he realized that he was on the verge of bankruptcy

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as in decomposition
the process by which dead organic matter separates into simpler substances the breakdown of the body was arrested by the embalming process

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“Break down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/break%20down. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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