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breaking down

[′brāk·iŋ ′dau̇n]
(petroleum engineering)
The procedure of unscrewing the drill stem into single joints and placing them on the pipe rack either after a well has been completed or when pipe size is being changed.

breaking down, conversion

The process of sawing logs into boards.
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Cars breaking down in the Dartford tunnel are towed away free of charge and in the Tyne Tunnel the fee is pounds 14.
The center's previous truck was old and not worth repairing, plus it kept breaking down, Cooper said.
But breaking down cellulose into sugar molecules is a key step in making ethanol from the nearly 430 million tons of plant waste produced on farmland every year.
To begin, outline the areas for your new beds using a rope or garden hose, then soak the space with water and add lime, an organic phosphate that lowers acidity and jump starts the aerobic process, breaking down the layers.
BRITNEY SPEARS breaking down and having to get a push from the people she hates most - the paparazzi.