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broke

 (brōk)
v.
1. Past tense of break.
2. Nonstandard A past participle of break.
adj. Informal
1. Bankrupt.
2. Lacking funds: "an organization that gets increasingly obscure and broke with each passing year" (Dean Bakopoulos).

broke

(brəʊk)
vb
the past tense of break
adj
1. informal having no money; bankrupt
2. (Gambling, except Cards) go for broke slang to risk everything in a gambling or other venture

broke

(broʊk)

v.
1. pt. of break.
2. Archaic. a pp. of break.
adj.
3. without money; penniless.
4. bankrupt.
Idioms:
go for broke, Slang. to exert oneself or employ one's resources to the utmost.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.broke - lacking fundsbroke - lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

broke

adjective (Informal) penniless, short, ruined, bust (informal), bankrupt, impoverished, in the red, cleaned out (slang), insolvent, down and out, skint (Brit. slang), strapped for cash (informal), dirt-poor (informal), flat broke (informal), penurious, on your uppers, stony-broke (Brit. slang), in queer street, without two pennies to rub together (informal), without a penny to your name I'm as broke as you are.
rich, comfortable, wealthy, flush (informal), prosperous, affluent, solvent, in the money (informal), well-to-do

broke

adjective
Translations
مُفْلِسمُفْلِس، مُعْدَم
na miziněšvorc
flad
rahaton
koji je bez novaca
pénztelen
blankur
破産した
한푼 없는
be pinigų
bankrotējispilnīgi bez naudas
bez peňazína dne
pank
ถังแตก
meteliksizyolsuzzüğürt
hết tiền

broke

[brəʊk]
A. PT of break
B. ADJ
1. (incorrect usage) (= broken) → estropeado
if it ain't broke, don't fix itno hay que complicar las cosas or complicarse la vida sin necesidad
2. (= penniless) → pelado
I'm brokeestoy pelado, estoy sin un duro (Sp) , estoy sin un peso (LAm)
to go brokearruinarse
to go for brokejugarse el todo por el todo
see also flat B1

broke

[ˈbrəʊk]
pt of break
adj
(= penniless) → fauché(e)
to be broke → être fauché(e)
to go broke [business] → faire faillite
to go for broke (= not play safe) → jouer le tout pour le tout

broke

pret of break
adj pred
(inf)abgebrannt (inf), → pleite (inf); to go brokePleite machen (inf); to go for brokealles riskieren
if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it (fig inf)man sollte ohne Not nichts ändern

broke

[brəʊk]
1. pt of break
2. adj (fam) → senza una lira, al verde, spiantato/a
to go broke → andare in fallimento

broke

(brouk) verb
see break.
adjective
completely without money. I'm broke till pay day.

broke

مُفْلِس na mizině flad pleite απένταρος sin un centavo, sin un duro rahaton fauché koji je bez novaca al verde 破産した 한푼 없는 blut blakk spłukany falido, sem dinheiro безденежный pank ถังแตก züğürt hết tiền 一文不名的

broke

pret de break
References in classic literature ?
This branch bent far down under the impact, and sometimes there was an ominous crackling; but it never broke, and out of the leaves was always to be seen the face of Broken-Tooth grinning triumphantly up at us.
SEEING that his audiences were becoming smaller every Sunday, a Minister of the Gospel broke off in the midst of a sermon, descended the pulpit stairs, and walked on his hands down the central aisle of the church.
Thus spake a woman unto me: "Indeed, I broke the marriage, but first did the marriage break--me!
Thus it was that he broke the taboos he imposed, and, privily, before the eyes of no man, woman, or child ate the eggs he stole from Bashti's private preserve.
The child broke into sobs, hid her face on her mother's lap, and Dolly laid her thin, tender hand on her head.
When he found that he had only attained capture and discredit, the sealed bomb in his brain burst, and he broke his own sword and hanged himself.
The helmet did not protect him, for the point of the spear went through it, and broke the bone, so that the brain inside was scattered about, and he died fighting.
He broke from a mournful contemplation of it to look over his wounded dogs.
The moment the bells stopped, those banked masses broke and poured over the line like a vast black wave, and for as much as a half hour it continued to flow, and then it solidified itself, and you could have walked upon a pavement of human heads to -- well, miles.
AFTER THE TWO DAYS of festive indulgence, Captain Bonneville broke up the encampment, and set out with his motley crew of hired and free trappers, half-breeds, Indians, and squaws, for the main rendezvous in Bear River valley.
Since I came to the Land of Oz no one has ever been arrested or imprisoned-- until Ojo broke the Law.
Thus, if they broke through, they could cling to the pole that bridged the hole made by their bodies.