break

(redirected from broken down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said: "Hello, I'm stuck in the middle of the M6, my car has broken down.
A multi-vehicle crash and then a collision happened shortly after rush hour - with the broken down vehicle adding to the problem.
The injured driver was in a silver Audi which slammed into the back of a stationary Vauxhall Corsa that had broken down in the outside lane of A46 dual carriageway at about 11am on Sunday.
Police last night confirmed they had been called to help a number of stricken motorists who had broken down after filling their cars with contaminated fuel.
These opportunities are broken down into individual "reasons," or the actions that need to be taken to recover the money.
23, 2005, crash that killed Janney Phillips, 42, of Lancaster, who was riding in Wade's car when it rear-ended a compact car broken down on Sierra Highway.
Based on responses from 1,791 drivers, the survey showed14 per cent who break down on the motorway exit from the driver's, rather than the passenger's, side n 28 per cent risk trouble by attempting to fix their car on the hard shoulder n 82 per cent use their mobile phone to call for help rather than using an emergency roadside phone which enables emergency services to immediately locate them21 per cent will wait for breakdown recovery next to or inside their vehicle, yet other cars shunting broken down vehicles is a common accident on motorways.
So, we ended up with 22 people in the elevator, and most of the people were so drunk that we didn't notice that the elevator had broken down until we slammed into the ground and dust fell all over us.
Hurwitz breaks down Mahler's nine symphonies plus his song cycle "The Song of the Earth" into their parts as these contribute to the whole; and the parts too are broken down for their development, tone, and instruments.
In what ways can each subsystem be broken down into further subsystems?
So the trams will be stuck behind any that have broken down and then they will have to back up to a cross-over point.
broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us" and has reconciled "both groups to God in one body through the cross" (Eph 2:11-22).