Spanish translation of 'break down'
transitive verb + adverb
1. (= destroy)
[door etc] echar abajo ⧫ derribar
[resistance] vencer ⧫ acabar con
2. (= analyse)
[figures] analizar ⧫ desglosar
intransitive verb + adverbSee also break
[machine] estropearse ⧫ malograrse (Peru) ⧫ descomponerse (Latin America)
(Automobiles) averiarse ⧫ descomponerse (Latin America)
(under pressure) derrumbarse
(from emotion) romper or echarse a llorar
[talks etc] fracasar
[chemicals, waste] descomponerse
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Example Sentences Including 'break down'
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She'd sometimes heard people say that without magic the underground would break down forever.
Should Manfred ever break down in the wilderness he would always have a ready supply of kindling to hand for a warming campfire.AMAGANSETT (2004)
In crime novels, the cops have a couple of suspects and then break down the door and arrest one.SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
Luther watched him a minute to see if he would break down, but he was resolute.DANSVILLE
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'break down' in Other Languages
British English: break down /breɪk daʊn/ VERB
If a machine or a vehicle breaks down, it stops working.
Their car broke down.
- American English: break down
- Arabic: يَتَعَطَّل
- Brazilian Portuguese: falhar
- Chinese: 坏掉了
- Croatian: pokvariti se
- Czech: porouchat se
- Danish: bryde sammen
- Dutch: kapot gaan
- European Spanish: averiarse
- Finnish: hajota
- French: tomber en panne
- German: kaputtgehen
- Greek: παθαίνω βλάβη
- Italian: guastarsi
- Japanese: 故障する
- Korean: 고장 나다
- Norwegian: bryte sammen
- Polish: zepsuć się
- European Portuguese: falhar
- Romanian: a se strica
- Russian: ломать
- Spanish: averiarse
- Swedish: bryta samman
- Thai: ใช้งานไม่ได้
- Turkish: bozulmak
- Ukrainian: ламатися
- Vietnamese: hỏng
Translation of break down from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary