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1‘the breakdown of the negotiations’
failure, collapse, disintegration, foundering, falling through
informal fizzling out
2‘since her breakdown, Lily has lost all her self-confidence’
3‘the breakdown of the new computer system’
malfunction, failure, seizing up
informal conking out
4‘a breakdown of the figures’
analysis, classification, categorization, itemization, dissection
rare anatomization, fractionation
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