Meaning: End negotiations unsuccessfully
Example: The talks between management and the unions BROKE DOWN acrimoniously.
Meaning: Start crying
Example: He BROKE DOWN in tears.
Meaning: Stop working
Example: My car's BROKEN DOWN, so I came by taxi.
Meaning: Remove a barrier or obstacle
Example: He had to BREAK DOWN their opposition to his ideas.
We have 11 phrasal verbs with 'BREAK'