Sources: Adso Chinese-English Dictionary; CC-CEDICT
This car is going to break down.
The Arctic is the planet's air conditioner and it's starting to break down , he said.
The more extreme recipes aim to break down your individuality the way basic training does.
Those are the sorts of things we need to break down the statistics the billion people in poverty.
At present biofuel — most commonly in the form of ethanol — is produced biologically, using microorganisms to break down raw biomass into simple sugars, which are then fermented to produce ethanol.
The two species effectively team up to break down young rice plants for their nutrients, causing a plant disease known as rice seedling blight.
I always write a to- do list for every project, and having recently completed a major one, I realised something about the process that causes it all to break down.
During the planning meeting, for each user story in the iteration backlog, the team needs to break down all the tasks required for the story to be considered complete.
If a mirror cell got the right set of isomerases to break down these nutrients, that would be a mess.
The team learned from their TERI mentors that microbes could be used to break down the chemicals in the river, and that there was technology available to prevent further pollution.