break it down

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break it down (third-person singular simple present breaks it down, present participle breaking it down, simple past and past participle broke it down)

  1. (US, slang) To dance, especially in a hip hop style.
    • 2006, The Hollywood reporter, Volume 395, Hollywood Reporter Inc., p. 16:
      ... Renee Victor breaking it down on the dance floor beneath a hanging decoration that looked like a bunch of enormous joints.
    • 2010, Christine Mills, Mahler Mills Christy Mahler Mills, No Regrets, iUniverse, p. 119:
      Actually, the stain wasn't even very noticeable while we were breaking it down on the dance floor.