Translation of breakdown in Spanish:

breakdown

Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkdaʊn/

n

  • 1 1.1 (failure — of car, machine) avería (f), descompostura (f) (Mexico/México) , varada (feminine) (Colombia) , pana (feminine) (Chile) ; (—of service, communications) interrupción (f); (— of negotiations) fracaso (m), ruptura (f) the system suffered a complete breakdown [Computing/Informática] el sistema colapsó electrical breakdown fallo (m) eléctrico, falla (f) eléctrica (Latin America/América Latina) a breakdown in traditional values un desmoronamiento de los valores tradicionales (before noun/delante del nombre) breakdown service servicio (masculine) de asistencia en carretera breakdown truck grúa (feminine)
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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.
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    • 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.
    1.2
    (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
  • 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)
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    • 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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