What does broken-down mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. broken-down(adj)

    not in working order

    "had to push the broken-down car"; "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"


  1. broken-down(Adjective)

    no longer in working order

  2. broken-down(Adjective)

    not properly maintained; neglected


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broken-down in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broken-down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eddie Ray Routh:

    He was living on the edge with all this stuff -- beat down, broken-down car, messed up on drugs.

  2. Lucy Jones:

    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.

  3. Charles Williams:

    Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.

  4. Wang Yi:

    A target to control overall CO2 emissions should be a mandatory target in the 13th five-year plan, to be broken down according to variations in regional and industrial development.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I think that there are circumstances in which trust between communities and law enforcement have broken down, and individuals or entire departments may not have the training or the accountability to make sure that they're protecting and serving all people and not just some.

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