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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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