phrasal verbs break 1 He decided to break away from the band and form his own group. Although he held her tight, but she managed to break away.
My car broke down and I had to push it off the road. Talks with management broke down completely.
Ruby just broke down and cried when she saw the violence. Let’s break down the problem into small manageable parts.
(smash down): Police had to break down the door to get into the flat. (become mentally ill): When her husband died, she broke down completely.