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broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-brokeadjective
"`skint' is a British slang term"
Lacking money; bankrupt
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To transact business for others, or by others. It is used generally in reproach.
Etymology: of uncertain etymology. Stephen Skinner seems inclined to derive it from to break, because broken men turn factors or brokers. Casanbon Casaubon , from ϖϱὰττειν. Stephen Skinner thinks, again, that it may be contracted from procurer. Mr. Edward Lye more probably deduces it from bruccan, Sax. to be busy.
He does, indeed,
And brokes with all that can, in such a suit,
Corrupt the tender honour of a maid. William Shakespeare.
The gains of bargains are of a more doubtful nature, when men should wait upon other’s necessity; broke by servants and instruments to draw them on. Francis Bacon.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Broke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2049
Written Corpus Frequency
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
So I have a belt: Somebody hits me with a belt, it's going in because the belt moves this way. It moves this way, it moves that way, he hit the belt buckle. Anybody have a knife? Want to try it on me? Believe me, it ain't gonna work. You're going to be successful, but he took the knife and went like this and he plunged it into the belt and, amazing, the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke.
We believe that once a sub-two-hour marathon is done, the records will fall at traditional marathons after that, people will run faster and faster, similar to when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile.
They knew what they were looking for, they broke down the door to my Madison Avenue store at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve and took only the most expensive sable coats.
All the matches are difficult here, it was a tough first set. Then in the second, I was able to take advantage at the beginning, but then he broke me back.
Bam! This hit the port quarter, picked up the ship and broke the stern off, the guys were sleeping back there, we lost a lot.
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- pelatCatalan, Valencian
- abgebrannt, pleiteGerman
- pelado, sin un duro, sin un pesoSpanish
- rahaton, persaukinen, aukiFinnish
- à sec, fauché, désargentéFrench
- al verdeItalian
- разорённый, безденежный, грош, мель, разориться, обанкротитьсяRussian
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