Definitions of breakdown

  1. a mental or physical breakdown Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of disrupting an established order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A noisy, rapid, shuffling dance engaged in competitively by a number of persons or pairs in succession, as among the colored people of the Southern United States, and so called, perhaps, because the exercise is continued until most of those who take part in it break down. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Any rude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A physical collapse; failure; downfall; a noisy, shuffling dance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of breaking down; a collapse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for breakdown

  1. The first, which contained the materials and tools of the breakdown gang and the guard who was watching the line, was flung into the air and fell bottom upwards on the embankment. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. " You'll have to have your breakdown rather closer to the house than we thought," he said. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest