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English definition of “breakdown”

breakdown

noun [C] (FAILURE)    /ˈbreɪk.daʊn/
B2 a failure to work or be successful: I had a breakdown (= my car stopped working) in the middle of the road. Both sides blamed each other for the breakdown of talks. → See also break downFailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
(Definition of breakdown noun (FAILURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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