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Definition of Breakdown

Breakdown

  1. The act or result of breaking down, as of a carriage; downfall.
  2. A noisy, rapid, shuffling dance engaged in competitively by a number of persons or pairs in succession, as among the colored people of the Southern United States, and so called, perhaps, because the exercise is continued until most of those who take part in it break down.
  3. Any rude, noisy dance performed by shuffling the feet, usually by one person at a time.

Breakdown Quotations

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Earl Wilson

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
Jerry Falwell

When families are strong and stable, so are children - showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong - either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship - the impact on a child's later life can be devastating.
Iain Duncan Smith

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell

My mother Molly had a nervous breakdown after my father Chic died, aged 50. He was a very generous man who ran a shop in Dundee giving a lot of people tick. When he died, a lot of people hadn't paid their bills, so he died with a lot of debt. After he died, my mother went doolally.
Brian Cox
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Breakdown Translations

breakdown in Italian is perdita, panna
breakdown in Swedish is haveri
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