To break down

References in classic literature ?
I did this to such purpose that I made sure they had in some way bribed her to silence; a silence that, however, I would engage to break down on the first private opportunity.
These trucks are old and are ill maintained and because they are not well maintained, there is tendency for them to break down.
He told the ECHO: "I'm so angry about the fact he's been left that amount of time and was still asked to pay PS150 because he was unfortunate enough to break down in that area.
Evergreen leaves take many years to break down so it's really not worth it.
"I've obviously had a knee issue so I've just got to make sure my rehab continues or else I could break down and I don't want to break down.
ANGRY motorists have hit a supermarket giant with repair bills after contaminated fuel caused their cars to break down.
Complete the activity below to learn more about the amount of time it takes for various plastic products to break down.
They have shown that a specially designed drug similar to parathyroid hormone can activate osteoblasts to make new bone, without also causing osteoclasts to break down old bone.
These are among the least expensive cars to repair, even though brands such as Renault are among the most likely to break down.
These are among the least expensive cars to repair even though brands such as Renault are among the most likely to break down.
If you do happen to break down remember to pull into the safest spot possible.