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American English: /ˈbreɪkˌdaʊn/
British English: /ˈbreɪkdaʊn/

Translation of breakdown in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (failure)
    (of service, communications) interrupción (feminine)
    the system suffered a complete breakdown (Computing)
    el sistema colapsó
    electrical breakdown
    fallo (masculine) eléctrico
    falla (feminine) eléctrica (Latin America)
    a breakdown in traditional values
    un desmoronamiento de los valores tradicionales
    breakdown truck
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    also: nervous breakdown
    you're going to give me a nervous breakdown
    vas a hacer que me dé un ataque or que me vuelva loca
  • 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)
    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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