break down

break down а) разбивать, толочь The police broke the door down. The oldcars were broken down for their metal and parts. б) разрушать(ся) в) сломить(сопротивление) The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition. Theprisoner's opposition broke down under repeated questioning. г) ухудшаться,сдавать (о здоровье) you will break down if you work too hard. Peter brokedown and was unable to work for a year. д) разбирать (на части); делить, под-разделять, расчленять; классифицировать е) распадаться (на части) The figuresmust be broken down into several lists. The figures break down into severalkinds, showing us different ways of looking at the firm's activities. ж) ана-лизировать з) провалиться; потерпеть неудачу Peace talks have broken down inthe Middle East. Your health will break down if you work too hard. и) не вы-держать, потерять самообладание Peter broke down and wept when he saw the deerthat he had shot. к) прекращать работу (о механизмах) The washing machineseems to have broken down again. The car broke down on the way to the airport,and I had to get a taxi. л) распадаться (о химических соединениях) Chemicalsin the body break down Our food into useful substances. Our food breaks downin the body into useful substances.

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • break down — {v.} (stress on down ) 1. To smash or hit (something) so that it falls; cause to fall by force. * /The firemen broke down the door./ 2. To reduce or destroy the strength or effect of; weaken; win over. * /By helpful kindness the teacher broke… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break down — {v.} (stress on down ) 1. To smash or hit (something) so that it falls; cause to fall by force. * /The firemen broke down the door./ 2. To reduce or destroy the strength or effect of; weaken; win over. * /By helpful kindness the teacher broke… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break down — (something) 1. to divide something into smaller parts. The quickest way to get this job done is to break it down into a number of specific steps. 2. to cause something to weaken or decay. Temperatures were high enough to break down the chemicals …   New idioms dictionary

  • break down — (someone) 1. to cause someone to become emotional. Andy broke down and cried several times during his retirement speech. 2. to weaken someone. I felt so good, I felt like nothing could break me down or make me sick …   New idioms dictionary

  • break-down — ● break down nom masculin invariable (anglais breakdown, effondrement) Synonyme de dépression nerveuse. ● break down (synonymes) nom masculin invariable (anglais breakdown, effondrement) Synonymes : dépression nerveuse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • break down — ► break down 1) suddenly cease to function or continue. 2) lose control of one s emotions when in distress. Main Entry: ↑break …   English terms dictionary

  • break|down — «BRAYK DOWN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a) failure to work: »Lack of oil caused a breakdown in the motor. b) failure; collapse: »... the breakdown of the old regime (Edmund Wilson). 2. loss of health; w …   Useful english dictionary

  • break down — index classify, codify, damage, decay, erode, overcome (overwhelm), pigeonhole, stall …   Law dictionary

  • break down — ( )brāk dau̇n vt to separate (as a chemical compound) into simpler substances: DECOMPOSE vi 1) to stop functioning because of breakage or wear 2) to undergo decomposition …   Medical dictionary

  • break down — *analyze, resolve, dissect Contrasted words: concatenate, articulate, *integrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • break down — verb 1. make ineffective (Freq. 3) Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination • Syn: ↑crush • Derivationally related forms: ↑breakdown • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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