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
What I've been seeing recently is political operatives... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people, i find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson's support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
I remember when we first got married the only money we had was what was in Chip’s pocket, he always had a wad of cash, but we were broke. If I needed to go grocery shopping it’s whatever was in his pocket. That’s how we paid the bills.
Without that information, they became frustrated. It was extremely hot. ... They broke loose.
The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off.
He broke away from officers three separate times, he went around the car towards the passenger side where he tried to reach inside to the place where he knew he had put his gun.
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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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