Definitions for broken-down
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word broken-down
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dilapidated or infirm, as from age.
out of working order, as from use or age.
Origin of 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
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