Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) break down, crush (make ineffective) "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
- S: (v) analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, take apart (make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features) "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
- S: (v) break down, lose it, snap (lose control of one's emotions) "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
- S: (v) fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down (stop operating or functioning) "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
- S: (v) crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse (fall apart) "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
- S: (v) break down (cause to fall or collapse)
- S: (v) decompose, break up, break down (separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts)
- S: (v) break down, collapse (collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack)