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English definition of “break down”

break down

(CRY) phrasal verb with break     /breɪk/ verb (broke, broken)
to be unable to control your feelings and to start to cry: When we gave her the bad news, she broke down and cried.Weeping and crying
(Definition of break down (CRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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