break down
phrasal verb
  1. to stop working because of mechanical failure

    Example

    The fax machine has broken down.

  2. to stop

    Example

    Negotiations broke down after six hours.

  3. to show all the items in a total list of costs or expenditure

    Example

    We broke the expenditure down into fixed and variable costs.

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