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How to sign: stop operating or functioning
"The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident";

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Similiar / Same: go bad, conk out, fail, give way, die, give out, break, go

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Within this category: crash, blow out, misfire, malfunction

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How to sign: fall apart
"the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down";

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Similiar / Same: crumble, crumple, collapse, tumble

Categories: change integrity

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