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break down

1 (v + adv) ENG stop working INTRANSITIVEclis verb  c m uteip ar PhrV  c m uthe washing machine broke down chlis an meaisín níocháin, bhris an meaisín níocháin, theip ar an meaisín níocháinthe train broke down chlis an traein, rinne an traein staic, bhris an traein síosher computer often breaks down cliseann a ríomhaire uirthi go minic, teipeann ar a ríomhaire go minicthe heating system is breaking down tá an córas teasa ag cliseadh, tá an córas teasa ag loiceadh, tá an córas teasa ag titim as a chéile 2 (v + adv) fail INTRANSITIVEteip ar PhrV  c m uclis ar PhrV  c m uthe talks broke down theip ar na cainteanna, chlis ar na cainteanna, thit an tóin as na cainteannasometimes communication breaks down uaireanta cliseann ar an gcumarsáid, uaireanta teipeann ar an gcumarsáidsociety is breaking down tá an tsochaí ag imeacht ó rath, tá an tsochaí ag titim as a chéilethe marriage broke down chlis ar an bpósadh, tháinig deireadh leis an bpósadhher health broke down theip ar a sláinte, bhris ar a sláinte, chaill sí a sláinte, mheath a sláinte
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3 (v + adv) demolish TRANSITIVEleag verb  c m uthey broke down the wall leag siad an balla, leag siad an balla go talamh, chaith siad anuas an balla 4 (v + adv) overcome TRANSITIVEsáraigh verb  c m ucuir de PhrV  c m uwe have many obstacles to break down is iomaí bac atá le sárú againn, is iomaí constaic atá le cur dínn againnit's hard to break down the stigma of mental illness is deacair an stiogma a bhaineann le meabhairshláinte a bhriseadh, is deacair fáil réidh leis an stiogma a bhaineann le meabhairshláintewe broke down their defence fuaireamar an ceann ab fhearr ar a gcosantóirí 5 (v + adv) give in to pressure INTRANSITIVEtabhair isteach PhrV  c m ugéill verb  c m ushe broke down and told the truth thug sí isteach agus d'inis sí an fhírinne, ghéill sí agus d'inis sí an fhírinne 6 (v + adv) become distressed INTRANSITIVEtit as a chéilehe broke down completely thit sé as a chéile ar fad, níor fhan cuma ná caoi air, d'imigh sé ar an bhfaraor géar ar fad, thit an lug ar an lag ar fad air 7 (v + adv) cry INTRANSITIVEthey broke down at the funeral bhris an gol orthu ag an tsochraid, thosaigh siad ag caoineadh ag an tórramhshe broke down and wept bhris an gol uirthi, thosaigh sí ag gol, thosaigh sí ag caoineadhhe broke down in tears bhris na deora air 8 (v + adv) analyse TRANSITIVEbris síos  c m uto break down the statistics na staitisticí a bhriseadh síosthey broke down the expenditure bhris siad an caiteachas síos, rinne siad anailís ar an gcaiteachashe broke down the figures into age groups bhris sé na figiúirí síos de réir aoisghrúpaí, roinn sé na figiúirí de réir aoisghrúpaíit was broken down into three sections rinneadh trí chuid de, roinneadh ina thrí chuid éthe houses were broken down by cost bhí na tithe roinnte de réir costais 9 (v + adv) CHEM decompose
TRANSITIVEbris síos  c m ubris anuas  c m ubris suas  c m uthis enzyme breaks down sugar briseann an einsím seo siúcra síosthis food is broken down into glucose bristear an bia seo síos ina ghlúcós, déantar glúcós den bhia seo
INTRANSITIVEbris síos  c m ubris anuas  c m ubris suas  c m ubris as a chéilewhat happens when starch breaks down? céard a tharlaíonn nuair a bhristear stáirse síos?
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