broken

[Bro┬Ěken]

Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

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Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.

Adjective
physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"

Adjective
(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"

Adjective
not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"

Adjective S.
lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"

Adjective S.
discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"

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Adjective S.
out of working order (`busted'' is an informal substitute for `broken''); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"

Adjective S.
destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"

Adjective S.
weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"

Adjective S.
thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"

Adjective S.
imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"

Adjective S.
subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

Adjective S.
topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

Adjective S.
tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"


p. p.
of Break

v. t.
Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.

v. t.
Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.

v. t.
Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.

v. t.
Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.

v. t.
Subdued; humbled; contrite.

v. t.
Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.

v. t.
Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.

v. t.
Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.

v. t.
Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.

v. t.
Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.


Broken

Bro"ken (br&omac;"k'n), a. [From Break, v. t.] 1. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish. 2. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface. 3. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship. 4. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken.
The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, Sat by his fire, and talked the night away.
5. Subdued; humbled; contrite.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
6. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse. 7. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted. "Her broken love and life." G. Eliot. 8. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law. 9. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman. 10. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators.
Broken ground. (a) (Mil.) Rough or uneven ground; as, the troops were retarded in their advance by broken ground. (b) Ground recently opened with the plow. -- Broken line (Geom.), the straight lines which join a number of given points taken in some specified order. -- Broken meat, fragments of meat or other food. -- Broken number, a fraction. -- Broken weather, unsettled weather.

Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.

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Usage Examples

Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.

Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.

America's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken.

Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that's broken.

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.

Blessed are the hearts that can bend they shall never be broken.

Don't tell me peace has broken out.

Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness - broken institutions, broken families and broken souls.

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications.

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.

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