broken definition

  • verb:
    • Past participle of break.
    • Past participle of break
  • adjective:
    • Forcibly sectioned off into several pieces; fractured: a broken arm; damaged cup.
    • Sundered by divorce or separation, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents: children from broken houses; a broken wedding.
    • Having been broken: a broken guarantee.
    • Incomplete: a broken set of publications.
    • Being in a state of disarray; disordered: troops fleeing in broken ranks.
    • Intermittently preventing and beginning; discontinuous: a broken cable transmission.
    • different abruptly, as with pitch: damaged sobs.
    • Spoken with spaces and mistakes: damaged English.
    • Topographically harsh; unequal: broken surface.
    • Subdued completely; humbled: a broken character.
    • Weakened and infirm: damaged wellness.
    • Crushed by grief: passed away of a broken heart.
    • economically ruined; broke.
    • Not operating; out of order: a broken washer.
    • Fragmented, in split pieces.
    • getting the bone tissue in pieces, fractured.
    • Dashed, contains quick lines with small gaps between each one while the after that.
    • Split or ruptured.
    • no longer working correctly.
    • Completely defeated and dispirited.
    • Grammatically non-standard, especially as a result of being a non-native speaker.
    • Having no cash, broke, smashed.
    • Disconnected, not open or holding traffic.
    • Badly created or implemented.
    • Five-eighths to seven-eighths obscured by clouds.
    • overpowered
    • Not having gone in the way intended; saddening.
    • partioned into components or pieces by assault; split into fragments.
    • Disconnected; perhaps not constant; additionally, rough; unequal.
    • Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart.
    • Made infirm or weak, by illness, age, or hardships.
    • Subdued; humbled; contrite.
    • Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
    • Crushed and destroyed as by a thing that destroys hope; blighted.
    • Not carried into result; maybe not honored; broken.
    • Ruined economically; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred.
    • Imperfectly talked, as by a foreigner; ; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion.
    • tossed into a state of disarray or confusion
    • tamed or taught to follow
    • weakened and infirm
    • from working purchase (`busted' is a friendly replacement for `broken')
    • destroyed financially
    • discontinuous
    • topographically very unequal
    • not continuous in space, time, or series or differing abruptly
    • imperfectly spoken or written
    • (especially of promises or contracts) having already been violated or disregarded
    • lacking part or parts
    • subdued or brought low in problem or condition
    • physically and forcibly partioned into pieces or cracked or split
  • others:
    • Not integral or whole; fractional: against round, as placed on numbers.
    • harsh; intersected with mountains and valleys or ravines: placed on the surface of a country or region.
    • Bankrupt.
    • Imperfect; ungrammatical; wanting in fluency or correctness of pronunciation: as, broken French.
    • In heraldry, depicted as having already been forcibly torn off, making the end shivered or splintered.
    • In entomology, abruptly bent at an angle; geniculate: stated especially of antennæ when the critical portion forms an angle because of the long basal joint.—
    • an unprofitable voyage, or a losing voyage.

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