Meaning of BREAKDOWN
|Pronunciation: || ||'breyk`dawn|
| ||Definition:|| |
- [n] the act of disrupting an established order
- [n] an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
- [n] a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
- [n] a mental or physical breakdown
BREAKDOWN is a 9 letter word that starts with B.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||crack-up, dislocation, equipment failure, partitioning|
| ||See Also:|| ||analysis, analytic thinking, brake failure, collapse, disruption, dud, engine failure, failure, fault, misfire, nervous breakdown, outage, perturbation, power failure, power outage, resolution, resolving|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
1. The act or result of breaking down, as of a carriage;
(a) 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.
(b) Any rude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet,
usually by one person at a time. [U.S.]
Don't clear out when the quadrilles are over,
for we are going to have a breakdown to wind up
with. --New Eng.
| ||Definition:|| ||Dreaming that your vehicle breaks down, suggests that you may be pushing yourself too hard and going beyond your limits. You are in danger of driving yourself toward physical difficulties, hardships, and even illness. You need to take better care of yourself or reevaluate your choices and alternatives.|
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