broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke(adj)
"`skint' is a British slang term"
Lacking money; bankrupt
to transact business for another
to act as procurer in love matters; to pimp
imp. & p. p. of Break
Broke is the second studio album by American punk rock band Hed PE. Released on August 22, 2000, the album expanded the band's sound to incorporate classic rock and world music influences. It peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200, and features the band's best known single, "Bartender", which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at #27 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and appeared on the retrospectives The Best of Hed Planet Earth and Major Pain 2 Indee Freedom: The Best of Hed P.E.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brōk, pa.t. and old pa.p. of Break.—p.adj. Brok′en, rent asunder: infirm: humbled or crushed: dispersed, routed: altered in direction: shattered in estate or position: incomplete, fragmentary: uncertain.—adjs. Brok′en-backed, having the back broken, applied to a ship so loosened in her frame as to droop at both ends; Brok′en-down, decayed, ruined in character or strength; Brok′en-heart′ed, crushed with grief: greatly depressed in spirit.—adv. Brok′enly.—ns. Brok′en-man, one under outlawry, esp. in the Highlands and Border country; Brok′en-meat, the leavings of a banquet; Brok′enness.—adj. Brok′en-wind′ed, having short breath or disordered respiration, as a horse.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A word expressing the ultimate condition of one who is too much bent on speculating.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Sentence of a court-martial, depriving an officer of his commission.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Sentence of a court-martial depriving an officer of his commission, or a non-commissioned officer or warrant-officer of his warrant. Also said of a non-commissioned officer being reduced by order.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'Broke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2049
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Rank popularity for the word 'Broke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1994
The numerical value of Broke in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Broke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Broke in a Sentence
Like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but I also recognize that his experience and my experience are night-and-day different. He didn't grow up like I grew up by any stretch of the imagination, not even close.
I fractured my skull, broke my back and the damage to my spinal cord left me paralyzed from the waist down, at the time, people who found me lying on the concrete thought I was dead. Even doctors predicted I was going to die.
There was never a rift, we [broke up] because we’d been doing it for over 20 years and felt like we’d accomplished everything that we could.
Every time he broke or hit on the brakes, I would slam forward and then he'd start driving again, slam back the other way, i felt less than human, the way they treated you.
He won’t leave me alone. We broke up about eight months ago.
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- pelatCatalan, Valencian
- pleite, abgebranntGerman
- pelado, sin un peso, sin un duroSpanish
- auki, persaukinen, rahatonFinnish
- à sec, fauché, désargentéFrench
- al verdeItalian
- мель, обанкротиться, разориться, грош, разорённый, безденежныйRussian
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