Synonyms of 'break something down'
▷ See break
1 divide upDictionary, split, cut up
These rules tell us how a sentence is broken down into phrases.
2 demolishDictionary, knock down, destroy
His father failed to break the door down.
3 removeDictionary, destroy, get rid of
He was able to break down barriers between the two groups.
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To demolish something such as a building means to destroy it completely.
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
The building was completely destroyed.
Thesaurus for break something down from the Collins English Thesaurus