- 1 1.1 (failure — of car, machine) avería (feminine), descompostura (feminine) (Mexico/México) , varada (feminine) (Colombia) , pana (feminine) (Chile) ; (—of service, communications) interrupción (feminine); (— of negotiations) fracaso (masculine), ruptura (feminine) the system suffered a complete breakdown [Computing/Informática] el sistema colapsó electrical breakdown fallo (masculine) eléctrico, falla (feminine) eléctrica (Latin America/América Latina) a breakdown in traditional values un desmoronamiento de los valores tradicionales breakdown truck grúa (feminine)More example sentences
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- Most of the contenders in the JWRC suffered mechanical breakdowns, punctures or accidents.
- But the diagram would also assume a lot: no stuck buttons or mechanical breakdowns, and no frustrated residents walking down the hall late at night and dumping all their waste without sorting it.
- Some mechanical breakdowns could be avoided if drivers properly inspected the buses before they begin their routes, as required by federal law, Scanlon said.
(nervous breakdown)crisis (feminine) nerviosa you're going to give me a nervous breakdown vas a hacer que me dé un ataque or que me vuelva loca
- It's wrong to let them off the hook altogether and only blame the managers, the systems and a breakdown in communications.
- The course is designed to assist people who are separated and help them meet other people who have experienced a breakdown in a relationship.
- But even if the collection Scheme does become operational there is already a breakdown in the communication system that would have helped to make it more efficient.
- 2 2.1 (analysis) a detailed breakdown of expenditure un desglose detallado de los gastos a complete breakdown of the report un análisis punto por punto del informe 2.2 (into constituent elements) descomposición (feminine)More example sentences
- It also gives a detailed breakdown of costs to distributors and compares this to the selling prices.
- Ask for a detailed breakdown of programme costs.
- We'll offer analysis and statistical breakdowns, more photos, more of everything.
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