breaks down

present tense third-person singular of break down
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as in dies
to stop functioning the computer finally broke down and had to be replaced

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as in melts down
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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“Breaks down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breaks%20down. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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