What does broken-down mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down(adj)

    in deplorable condition

    "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"

  2. broken-down(adj)

    not in working order

    "had to push the broken-down car"; "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"


  1. broken-down(Adjective)

    no longer in working order

  2. broken-down(Adjective)

    not properly maintained; neglected


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broken-down in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broken-down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ray Werley:

    I just thought it was broken down until I saw the blood, it was smeared over the windows.

  2. Kristine Arthur:

    Many artificial sweeteners are large molecules, which can’t be broken down and digested well.

  3. Eddie Ray Routh:

    He was living on the edge with all this stuff -- beat down, broken-down car, messed up on drugs.

  4. David Anderson:

    Where it seems to have broken down is first of all in not ensuring that the passport was handed over.

  5. Lucy Jones:

    Keep these things from breaking down, because once they're broken down the economy comes apart in the time it takes to get them fixed.

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