Definitions for broken-down
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word broken-down
bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down(adj)
in deplorable condition
"a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
not in working order
"had to push the broken-down car"; "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"
no longer in working order
not properly maintained; neglected
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I just thought it was broken down until I saw the blood, it was smeared over the windows.
He was living on the edge with all this stuff -- beat down, broken-down car, messed up on drugs.
Where it seems to have broken down is first of all in not ensuring that the passport was handed over.
Keep these things from breaking down, because once they're broken down the economy comes apart in the time it takes to get them fixed.
Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
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