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Phrasal Verbs beginning the word "break"


break down fail to function
have a physical or mental collapse
break in interrupt a discussion
soften with use (shoes)
break off discontinue (therapy, relationship)
break out escape from prison, begin suddenly
break up end a relationship




I use the phrase "break down" to describe an action of explaining something step by step or in a very detail way, for example, "Yesterday, I broke down the solution of a problem to my friends."


There is one more phrase "break into", I sometimes use it to describe the action that a person does to get into a system (usually software) without authorize, for example, some hackers are trying to break into our system.


Please let me know, what you think about these usages.

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