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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
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.
What those women went through on the stand broke my heart, i'm so happy today that the jury believed them... This is absolutely a day of reckoning for Harvey Weinstein, as I hoped it would be.
Marvin Gaye had an incredible year. Marvin Gaye had the No. 1 song featuring Pharrell and Robin Thicke, he's making beats in heaven. He might be dead, but he ain't dead broke.
It was a huge betrayal, miss D never got over it. Never. You don’t just get over something like that… But that doesn’t mean you stop loving the person. It was so horrible… Even with all of that, Miss D said, ‘She’s still my daughter.’ But it broke her heart forever. You don’t get over that.
A friend broke off relations with me because I didn't want to join Occupy.
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Translations for broke
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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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