English Phrasal Verb – Break down

Phrasal Verb

break down

Definition

to stop working (something mechanical)

Examples

“The years just flow by like a broken down┬ádam” John Prine, Angel from Montgomery
My car broken down and I had to push it to the garage.

Verb and preposition separated?

Can’t be separated

Normal or Informal

Normal

American / British / International

International

Regular / Irregular

Break is an irregular verb. Its forms are: break, broke, broken