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    broken - Dictionary definition and meaning for word broken

    Definition
    (adj) physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    Example Sentence
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
    Definition
    (adj) not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
    Example Sentence
    • broken lines of defense
    • a broken cable transmission
    • broken sleep
    • tear off the stub above the broken line
    • a broken note
    • broken sobs
    Definition
    (adj) subdued or brought low in condition or status
    Synonyms : crushed , humbled , humiliated , low
    Example Sentence
    • brought low
    • a broken man
    • his broken spirit
    Definition
    (adj) (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
    Synonyms : unkept
    Example Sentence
    • broken (or unkept) promises
    • broken contracts
    Definition
    (adj) tamed or trained to obey
    Synonyms : broken in
    Example Sentence
    • a horse broken to the saddle
    • this old nag is well broken in
    Definition
    (adj) topographically very uneven
    Synonyms : rugged
    Example Sentence
    • broken terrain
    • rugged ground
    Definition
    (adj) imperfectly spoken or written
    Example Sentence
    • broken English
    Definition
    (adj) thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
    Synonyms : confused , disordered , upset
    Example Sentence
    • troops fleeing in broken ranks
    • a confused mass of papers on the desk
    • the small disordered room
    • with everything so upset
    Definition
    (adj) weakened and infirm
    Example Sentence
    • broken health resulting from alcoholism
    Definition
    (adj) destroyed financially
    Synonyms : impoverished , wiped out
    Example Sentence
    • the broken fortunes of the family
    Definition
    (adj) out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
    Synonyms : busted
    Example Sentence
    • a broken washing machine
    • the coke machine is broken
    • the coke machine is busted
    Definition
    (adj) discontinuous
    Example Sentence
    • broken clouds
    • broken sunshine
    Definition
    (adj) lacking a part or parts
    Example Sentence
    • a broken set of encyclopedia
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