Phrasal verbs 2

break down
stop functioning (vehicle, machine)
Our car broke down at the side of the highway in the snowstorm.
break down
get upset
The woman broke down when the police told her that her son had died.
break sthg down
divide into smaller parts
Our teacher broke the final project down into three separate parts.
break in
force entry to a building
Somebody broke in last night and stole our stereo.
break into sthg
enter forcibly
The firemen had to break into the room to rescue the children.
break sthg in
wear sthg a few times so that it doesn't look/feel new
I need to break these shoes in before we run next week.
break in
interrupt
The TV station broke in to report the news of the president's death.
break up
end a relationship
My boyfriend and I broke up before I moved to America.
break up
start laughing (informal)
The kids just broke up as soon as the clown started talking.
break out
escape
The prisoners broke out of jail when the guards weren't looking.
break out in sthg
develop a skin condition
I broke out in a rash after our camping trip.