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Synonyms for break down

make ineffective


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make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of

lose control of one's emotions

fall apart

cause to fall or collapse

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separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

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Male drivers are 50 per cent more likely to break down by running out of petrol than women, at 12 per cent versus eight per cent, based on a survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers.
For example, if a restaurant's refrigeration units break down, this policy typically covers repair of the unit and replaces spoiled food.
Facility Services: Break down all costs associated with support of the customer/users (project management, space planning, conference room setups, tenant construction, move/add/change, etc.
CYP3A proteins break down 50% of clinical drugs, and CYP3A5 is the most common of the proteins, normally representing as much as half of all CYP3A enzymes, Schuetz says.
That noted, Break Down in reality exuded a faint carnival atmosphere, and its location--the ground floor of a vacant Oxford Street store--was a huge coup de theatre (traces of the previous tenant, the now-defunct clothing chain C&A, were still evident).
Occupying or running off the DB is as good as a block, but if the DB takes a bucket step or drop step, the WR must realize that the DB has read run and the WR must break down and block.
MINNEAPOLIS -- According to a new survey(a) from Ontrack Data Recovery, the world's leading data recovery provider, a majority of people invite the loss of critical computer data by waiting for their computers to break down and neglecting proper backup procedures.
Tenders are invited for ((1)Attending Electrical repairs @ Chinna panduru, Talapula Pakala & Srikalahasti) in connection with Attending Urgent nature of break down works of Electrical installations in Chittoor SSA (Phase.
The plant separates the sewage into liquid and solid streams, and microbes break down much of the organic content of those flows.
When tiny organisms such as yeast break down sugars to obtain energy, they produce ethanol.
So bacteria--which survive on oxygen--can't break down a body's flesh.
THE new LUAS system faces chaos if trams break down on the tracks.
Yousefian said he plans to ask City Clerk Doris Twedt to break down the absentee votes by precinct for future elections.
2] is also a potent photocatalyst that can break down almost any organic compound, and a number of companies are seeking to capitalize on Ti[O.
By the time his installation art project called Break Down is finished all he will have left will be his cat Rats and girlfriend, Turner Prize-winner Gillian Wearing.