Phrasal Verbs with BREAK
to stop working properly
My car broke down on the highway last week.
to fail because of a problem or disagreement
Negotiations with management broke down.
to lose control of your feelings and start crying
She broke down and cried when she heard the news.
to change as a result of a chemical process
Food is broken down in the stomach.
to divide something into smaller parts
The question can be broken down into two parts.
to leave a group, political party etc.
Two members of the band broke away and formed a new group.
to enter a house, building, etc. illegally
Someone tried to break in while they were away.
to end something suddenly
They had a fight and broke off their engagement.
to start happening suddenly
A fire broke out in the kitchen.
to end a relationship, marriage, etc.
The couple broke up last year.