break something down


break something down
1 the police broke the door down: KNOCK DOWN, kick down, smash in, pull down, tear down, demolish.
2 break big tasks down into smaller parts: DIVIDE, separate.
3 graphs show how the information can be broken down: ANALYSE, categorize, classify, sort out, itemize, organize; dissect.
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