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Breaks Down

Pronunciation of Breaks Down
/bɹˈe͡ɪks dˈa͡ʊn/, /bɹˈe‍ɪks dˈa‍ʊn/, /b_ɹ_ˈeɪ_k_s d_ˈaʊ_n/

Antonyms for breaks down:

be vague, live, be indifferent, function properly, enlighten, fight, learn, cover, scatter, join, make well, clothe, code, leave alone, resolve, begin, deny, fix, save, clear, couple, beautify, procure, validate, unsettle, build, compliment, convince, coagulate, overthrow, cleanse, perplex, straighten, please, hold, repair, construct, create, mull, forward, esteem, arrange, confuse, stay, accomplish, maintain, disarrange, muddy, stagnate, gather, make difficult, arrive, guess, delight, moralize, climb, solidify, enlarge, unite, increase, forget, clean, exclude, lose, associate, withhold, obscure, merit, appear, ascend, gloat, dirty, conquer, forge, refuse, start, collect, give birth, improve, systematize, develop, persuade, hesitate, plan, smooth, oppose, integrate, concentrate, link, rise, help, connect, be calm, neglect, advance, encode, muddle, bloom, scale, misunderstand, complicate, neaten, wait, bear, cloud, clarify, go up, restore, revive, complete, obtain, organize, append, combine, estimate, gain, defend, achieve, calm, attach, correct, mystify, close, flourish, win, question, aid, soothe, tidy, overcome, right, raise, disorder, upgrade, tangle, reach, retain, prolong, waver, clean up, commence, attain, fasten, unmix, hide, keep, deliver, do well, preserve, be born, respect, compose, honor, mix up, strengthen, clear up, distort, assist, flatten, explain, marry, suppress, purify, disintegrate, disorganize, disallow, wonder, ignore, bless, finish, benefit, conceal, scramble, mend, order, praise, put together, meld, succeed, agree, extend, prosper, continue, progress, be happy, place, sew, misrepresent, assemble, grow, earn, capture, expand, enhance.

Synonyms for breaks down:

act up (malfunction) (verb)

conk out, improperly, jam, stall, stop running, function go on the blink, not work.

anatomize (verb)

evaluate, lay bare, think through.

choke up (verb)

cry, become speechless.

clarify (verb)

analyze, break down, clear up, define, delineate, elucidate, formulate, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, resolve, settle, shed light on, simplify, spell out, straighten out, make plain, draw a picture, make perfectly clear, throw light on.

classify (verb)

allocate, allot, alphabetize, arrange, assort, brand, catalogue, class, codify, collocate, coordinate, correlate, dispose, distinguish, distribute, divide, docket, embody, file, grade, group, incorporate, index, label, match, name, number, order, organize, peg, pigeonhole, put away, range, rank, rate, regiment, segregate, size, size up, sort, systematize, tab, tabulate, tag, ticket, type, typecast, put down as, put down for, rank out, button down, take one's measure.

come unglued (verb)

disintegrate, fall apart, go to pieces, malfunction, come unstuck, come apart at the seams, fall to pieces, come unwrapped, fall to bits.

crack (verb)

blow up, bug out, collapse, flip, give way, lose it, succumb, yield, go crazy, become insane, become deranged, blow one's mind, go bonkers.

crumple (verb)

buckle, cave in, crease, crimp, crinkle, crush, fall, fold, pucker, ruck, rumple, scrunch, shrivel, wad, wrinkle, Rimple, Crimple, screw.

cry (verb)

bawl, bemoan, bewail, blub, blubber, caterwaul, choke up, complain, deplore, fret, grieve, groan, howl, keen, lament, let go, mewl, moan, mourn, regret, sigh, sniff, snivel, sorrow, squall, wail, weep, whimper, whine, yammer, yowl, Boohoo, burst into tears, sob, shed tears, crack up, dissolve in tears, let it all out, put on the weeps, ring the blues, shed bitter tears, turn on waterworks.

decipher (verb)

break, bring out, cipher, construe, decode, deduce, disentangle, encipher, explain, expound, make out, puzzle out, read, render, reveal, solve, spell, translate, unfold, unravel, Unriddle, dope out, crack, make clear, find the key.

decompose (verb)

anatomize, atomize, crumble, decay, decompound, dissect, dissolve, distill, fester, molder, putrefy, separate, spoil, taint, turn, Putresce, break up.

destroy (verb)

abort, annihilate, annul, axe, butcher, consume, cream, damage, deface, desolate, despoil, dismantle, dispatch, end, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, gut, impair, level, liquidate, maim, mar, maraud, mutilate, nuke, nullify, overturn, quash, quell, ravage, ravish, raze, ruin, sabotage, shatter, slay, smash, snuff out, stamp out, suppress, swallow up, tear down, torpedo, total, trash, vaporize, waste, wax, wipe out, wreck, zap, blot out, Spoliate, lay waste, kill.

die (verb)

abate, bate, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, dilapidate, diminish, disappear, droop, ease off, ebb, expire, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, fizzle out, go bad, halt, lapse, moderate, pass, peter out, rankle, recede, retrograde, rot, run low, run out, sink, slacken, stop, subside, vanish, wane, weaken, wear away, wilt, run down, let up, go downhill, melt away, lose power.

disintegrate (verb)

break apart, come apart, decompose, descend, detach, disband, disconnect, disorganize, disperse, disunite, pulverize, sever, splinter, take apart, wash away, wash out, wither, worsen, Deliquesce, Disimprove, turn to dust.

dismantle (verb)

bankrupt, bare, decimate, demolish, denudate, denude, deprive, destroy, disassemble, dismember, dismount, disrobe, divest, fell, pull down, strike, strip, subvert, take down, undo, wrack, Unrig, take to pieces, knock down, part out.

disorganize (verb)

clutter, complicate, confound, confuse, demobilize, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disturb, embroil, jumble, litter, mislay, misplace, muddle, perturb, scatter, scramble, shuffle, toss, unsettle, upset, mess up, turn topsy-turvy, discreate, put out of order.

dissect (verb)

examine, explore, inspect, investigate, scrutinize, study, inquire about.

dissolve (verb)

diffuse, dissipate, dwindle, evanesce, evaporate, perish, unmake, waste away, break into pieces.

divide (verb)

bisect, branch, carve, chop, cleave, cross, cut, demarcate, dichotomize, disengage, disjoin, dissever, dissociate, divorce, halve, intersect, isolate, loose, part, partition, pull away, quarter, rend, rupture, section, segment, shear, split, subdivide, sunder, tear, unbind, Abscind, cut up.

explain (verb)

account for, annotate, clarify, decipher, demonstrate, describe, diagram, disclose, excuse, explicate, get across, justify, manifest, paraphrase, point out, put across, rationalize, refine, teach, tell, untangle, go into detail, put in plain English, set right, throw light upon.

fail (verb)

backslide, blunder, fall flat, fall short, fall through, fizzle, flop, flounder, founder, go down, go wrong, miscarry, miss, run aground, slip, lose out, be defeated, go astray, come to naught, come to nothing, go up in smoke, meet with disaster, hit bottom, back wrong horse, be demoted, be found lacking, be in vain, be ruined, go down swinging, hit the skids, lose control, lose status, miss the boat, play into, turn out badly.

fall (verb)

cascade, crash, decrease, depreciate, dip, dive, drag, drop down, ease, flag, fold up, gravitate, hit the dirt, keel over, land, lessen, pitch, plummet, plunge, regress, relapse, slope, slump, spin, stumble, tip over, topple, totter, trail, trip, tumble, be precipitated, nose-dive, take a header.

founder (verb)

lurch, misfire, sprawl, stagger, submerge, submerse, be lost, go lame, go to bottom.

fragmentize (verb)

fragment, split up.

freak out (verb)

freak out, flip out, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, lose one's temper, go ballistic, go haywire, blow a gasket, go berserk, go nuts, go off the deep end, blow one's top, go ape, go bananas, come unglued, lose control of oneself, lose one's composure, lose one's cool, lose one's mind, wig out, work oneself up.

inculcate (verb)

brainwash, communicate, drill, educate, impart, impress, indoctrinate, inseminate, instill, instruct, plant, program, work over, shape up, drum into, hammer into.

indoctrinate (verb)

convince, ground, imbue, implant, inculcate, influence, initiate, school, train.

miscarry (verb)

miss fire, miss the mark.

misfire (verb)

backfire, explode, poop out, fizz out.

perish (verb)

buy the farm, cease, check out, corrupt, croak, decease, demise, depart, go, go under, kick the bucket, pass away, pass on, bite the dust, be destroyed, be killed, give up the ghost, lose life, od.

putrefy (verb)

stink.

raze (verb)

batter, bomb, bulldoze, capsize, cast down, delete, dynamite, efface, expunge, mow down, obliterate, overthrow, reduce, remove, rub out, scratch out, spill, strike out, tear up, Unbuild, throw down, blow down.

resolve (verb)

agree, answer, choose, clinch, conclude, decide, decree, design, determine, elect, fathom, figure, fix, intend, iron out, lick, pan out, propose, purpose, remain firm, rule, undertake, unzip, will, work, work out, work through, deal with, take a stand, make a point of, pass upon.

rot (verb)

debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, languish, pervert, stain, warp, go to pot.

simplify (verb)

abridge, boil down, chasten, clean up, cut down, disinvolve, facilitate, lay out, shorten, streamline, unscramble, put in a nutshell, break it down, clean it up, cut the frills, get down to basics, get to the meat, hit the high spots, let daylight in, let sunlight in, put one straight.

sob (verb)

cry a river, cry convulsively, cry eyes out.

spell out (verb)

brief, clue in, draw a map, fill someone in.

spoil (verb)

addle, curdle, go off, mildew, become tainted, become useless.

succumb (verb)

accede, bow, capitulate, cave, defer, drop, flake out, give in, give out, knuckle, knuckle under, quit, submit, take the count, throw in the towel, pack it in, eat crow, fall victim to, give in to, meet waterloo, show white flag.

taint (verb)

adulterate, besmirch, blacken, blemish, blight, blot, blur, cloud, cook, defile, discolor, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, doctor, foul, harm, hurt, infect, muddy, poison, pollute, shame, smear, soil, spike, stigmatize, sully, tar, tarnish, water, water down, cast a slur, crud up, give a bad name.

turn (verb)

acidify, dull, ferment, sour, become rancid.

weep (verb)

drip, ululate, let it out.

wilt (verb)

dry up, faint, melt, mummify, wizen, become limp.

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