Meaning of BREAKDOWN in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ breɪkdaʊn ]
The breakdown of something such as a relationship, plan, or discussion is its failure or ending.
...the breakdown of talks between the US and EU officials.
...the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage...
N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N of/in n
If you have a breakdown , you become very depressed, so that you are unable to cope with your life.
My personal life was terrible. My mother had died, and a couple of years later I had a breakdown...
N-COUNT : usu sing , oft adj N
see also nervous breakdown
If a car or a piece of machinery has a breakdown , it stops working.
Her old car was unreliable, so the trip was plagued by breakdowns...
A breakdown of something is a list of its separate parts.
The organisers were given a breakdown of the costs.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006