break down

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To decay.
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Leaves and grass will break down into compost faster if you keep them moist.

Submitted on August 16, 2009

Additional definitions for 'break down':

break downTo fail.
break downTo become unstable, mentally or otherwise.
break downTo give more detail.
break downcease to function
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