Lacking money; bankrupt
broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-brokeadjective
"`skint' is a British slang term"
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
It just broke out and people started running.
The second it broke out of the water, I looked at Parker (Brooks, a graduate student), and said, 'It's a Dahlgren,'.
We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours - negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was.
The current vaccine program that's on the table is going to have to be improved, the states are broke because Washington never approved state and local funding.
I hope you realize you broke the hearts of a lot of people.
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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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