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Related to broken-down: broke down
1. Not in working order.
2. In poor condition, as from old age; infirm.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. worn out, as by age or long use; dilapidated: a broken-down fence.
2. not in working order: a broken-down tractor.
3. (Medicine) physically or mentally ill
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. dilapidated or infirm, as from age.
2. out of working order, as from use or age.
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|Adj.||1.||broken-down - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
|2.||broken-down - not in working order; "had to push the broken-down car"; "a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on"|
unserviceable - not ready for service; "unserviceable equipment may be replaced"
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adjective not in working order, old, worn out, out of order, dilapidated, not functioning, out of commission, on the blink (slang), inoperative, kaput (informal), in disrepair, on the fritz (U.S. slang) a broken-down car
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
broken-down[ˈbrəʊkənˈdaʊn] ADJ [machine, car] → averiado, estropeado, descompuesto (Mex); [house] → destartalado, desvencijado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
broken-down[ˈbrəʊk/ənˈdaʊn] adj (car) → in panne, rotto/a; (machine) → guasto/a, fuori uso; (house) → abbandonato/a, in rovina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995