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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

breaking down, conversion

The process of sawing logs into boards.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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THREE boats were towed to safety after breaking down at sea.
Cars breaking down in the Dartford tunnel are towed away free of charge and in the Tyne Tunnel the fee is pounds 14.85 if it takes less than 15 minutes.
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.
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BRITISH motorists are causing mayhem and unnecessary traffic problems by driving miles out of their way because of their fears of breaking down on the motorway, according to research from Direct Line Breakdown.