Amy’s car ——— at the side of the highway.
A) broke up
B) broke down
C) broke into
The correct ANSWER is B) broke down.
As a phrasal verb break down means ⇒ fail, to cease function
Other Phrasal Verbs with ‘BREAK’
Break down ⇒ to cease to continue, to lose control of emotions, to become very bad, to separate into smaller parts.
Break up ⇒ to end a relationship.
Break into ⇒ to enter a building by force, to interrupt (a conversation).
Break off ⇒ to break a piece from something.
Break out of ⇒ to escape from somewhere.
Break forth ⇒ to come out suddenly.
Break open ⇒ to open with force.
Break through ⇒ to pass through a barrier, to enter forcibly.
Break away ⇒ to leave something, to free oneself from restraint.