Breakdown

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A breakdown often refers to sudden or unpredicted failures, not gradual ones. SlideThe printer's breakdown caught us off-guard during the project.
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Emergency situationsPlay
The word 'breakdown' can imply a need for urgent action, like repairs. SlideWe need a mechanic for a breakdown now.
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Metaphorical usePlay
Breakdown can metaphorically describe the failure of plans or discussions. SlideThere was a breakdown in negotiations between the parties.