Break – phrasal verb

Break – phrasal verb

Break down – stop working because of a fault

Our car broke down on the way to the airport.

Break down – lose control of feelings and start crying

She broke down and cried after hearing the news.

Break in – enter a building by force (burglary)

Someone broke in while we were at work.

Break off – separate something using force

She broke off a piece of chocolate and gave it to me.

Break out – start suddenly (usually about something bad)

She had escaped just before the fighting broke out.

Break out of – escape from prison

Two men have broken out of local prison last night.

Break up – separate into smaller pieces

The cup broke up when hitting the floor.

Break up – split (relationship, marriage)

They broke up after 3 years of dating.