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Definitions for (adjective) broken

Main entry: broken Definition: physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split Usage: a broken mirror; a broken tooth; a broken leg; his neck is broken

Main entry: unkept, broken Definition: (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded Usage: broken (or unkept) promises; broken contracts

Main entry: broken Definition: not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly Usage: broken lines of defense; a broken cable transmission; broken sleep; tear off the stub above the broken line; a broken note; broken sobs

Main entry: broken Definition: lacking a part or parts Usage: a broken set of encyclopedia

Main entry: broken Definition: discontinuous Usage: broken clouds; broken sunshine

Main entry: broken, busted Definition: out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken') Usage: a broken washing machine; the coke machine is broken; the coke machine is busted

Main entry: impoverished, broken, wiped out Definition: destroyed financially Usage: the broken fortunes of the family

Main entry: broken Definition: weakened and infirm Usage: broken health resulting from alcoholism

Main entry: disordered, confused, upset, broken Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion Usage: troops fleeing in broken ranks; a confused mass of papers on the desk; the small disordered room; with everything so upset

Main entry: broken Definition: imperfectly spoken or written Usage: broken English

Main entry: humbled, humiliated, crushed, broken, low Definition: subdued or brought low in condition or status Usage: brought low; a broken man; his broken spirit

Main entry: broken, rugged Definition: topographically very uneven Usage: broken terrain; rugged ground

Main entry: broken, broken in Definition: tamed or trained to obey Usage: a horse broken to the saddle; this old nag is well broken in