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    Breaking down

    Can someone please clarify if "was broken down" here means that the girl was really upset, desperate, had a mental collapse?

    Now, the people she loves most appear to her in vivid dreams. Two
    years ago, her grandmother came to her. In the dream, Stephanie
    was broken down on the side of the road, and as she waited there
    for help, her grandmother and grandfather pulled up. Muh got out
    of the car and walked right up to Stephanie and squeezed her tight.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Breaking down

    Her car was broken down.

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