Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 18:31

broke

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broke (comparative more broke, superlative most broke)

  1. (informal) Lacking money; bankrupt
  2. (informal) Broken.

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broke

  1. simple past tense of break
  2. (archaic or poetic) past participle of break
    • 1999 October 3, J. Stewart Burns, "Mars University", Futurama, season 2, episode 2, Fox Broadcasting Company
      Guenther: I guess the hat must have broke my fall.
    1. (nautical) Demoted, deprived of a commission.
      He was broke and rendered unfit to serve His Majesty at sea.

VerbEdit

broke (third-person singular simple present brokes, present participle broking, simple past and past participle broked)

  1. To broker; to transact business for another.
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  2. (obsolete) To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp.
    • Fanshawe
      We do want a certain necessary woman to broke between them, Cupid said.
    • Shakespeare
      And brokes with all that can in such a suit / Corrupt the tender honour of a maid.

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