The English verb 'break down' is pronounced as [breɪk daʊn].
Related to: phrasal verb.
3 forms of verb break down: Infinitive (break down), Past Simple - (broke down), Past Participle - (broken down).
Here are the past tense forms of the verb break down
👉 Forms of verb break down in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of break down.
Break down: Past, Present, and Participle Forms
|Base Form||Past Simple||Past Participle|
|break down [breɪk daʊn]||
broke down [brəʊk daʊn]
broken down [ˈbrəʊkən daʊn]
What are the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verb break down?
🎓 What are the past simple, future simple, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect forms of the base form (infinitive) 'break down'?
Learn the three forms of the English verb 'break down'
- the first form (V1) is 'break down' used in present simple and future simple tenses.
- the second form (V2) is 'broke down' used in past simple tense.
- the third form (V3) is 'broken down' used in present perfect and past perfect tenses.
What are the past tense and past participle of break down?
The past tense and past participle of break down are: break down in past simple is broke down, and past participle is broken down.
What is the past tense of break down?
The past tense of the verb "break down" is "broke down", and the past participle is "broken down".
Past simple — break down in past simple broke down
Future simple — break down in future simple is break down (will + V1).
Present Perfect — break down in present perfect tense is broken down (have/has + V3).
Past Perfect — break down in past perfect tense is broken down (had + V3).
break down regular or irregular verb?
👉 Is 'break down' a regular or irregular verb? The verb 'break down' is .
Examples of Verb break down in Sentences
- And in doing so, he will break down the wall to the other side (Present Simple)
- Did you know that the liver is the organ responsible for breaking down alcohol in your body so you don’t get poisoned? (Present Simple)
- She broke down in tears after she heard about her boyfriend cheating (Past Simple)
- Alexa started breaking down when she saw the horrific news on television (Present Continuous)
- Police officers will break down a door to arrest a suspect, if they have to (Future Simple)
- Can you break it down for me one more time, please? (Present Simple)
- How many doors do we have to break down to exit this building? (Present Simple)
- The negotiations broke down (Past Simple)
- You will break down if you work too hard (Present Simple)
- Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination (Past Simple)
Definitions of Break Down
- When someone loses self-control and is emotionally and/or mentally agitated.
This meaning has a noun form for a situation where someone loses self-control.
- When you use any kind of force to go through a locked door.
- When something is not functioning correctly.
This meaning has an adjective form for describing a situation where something is in bad condition or is broken.
- When you simplify a complicated idea, thought, process, situation, etc.
- When a negotiation or an agreement/arrangement is not completed due to lack of cooperation.
This meaning has a noun form for a situation where a negotiation/plan/agreement was not finished.
- When a substance is reduced to its smallest parts.