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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 ?
THE ham broke off the plate with a jerk, and rolled under the table.
And if, when he got out, he met a man and broke his head--the other man's head, I mean--then that proved that his--the first fellow's--girl was a pretty girl.
Day broke and found me wan-eyed and the ocean lashed white, the boat pitching, almost on end, to its drag.
A fresh wind from the northwest sent a rough tumbling sea upon the coast, which broke upon the bar in furious surges, and extended a sheet of foam almost across the mouth of the river.
Thus, if they broke through, they could cling to the pole that bridged the hole made by their bodies.
He broke from a mournful contemplation of it to look over his wounded dogs.
THE HARLING CHILDREN and I were never happier, never felt more contented and secure, than in the weeks of spring which broke that long winter.
You ruined the last horse and broke his wind, and you are going to ruin this in the same way.
The exquisite silence was evidently waiting for the exquisite voice, that presently not so much broke as mingled with it, like a swan swimming through a lake.
It was Trent himself who kept watch through that last long hour of moonlit darkness till the wan morning broke.
The straps was broke off of it, but, barring that, it was a good enough leg, though it was too long for me and not long enough for Jim, and we couldn't find the other one, though we hunted all around.
Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit.