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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).
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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broke

adjective
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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
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

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

broke

[brəʊk]
1. pt of break
2. adj (fam) → senza una lira, al verde, spiantato/a
to go broke → andare in fallimento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

broke

(brouk) verb
see break.
adjective
completely without money. I'm broke till pay day.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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broke

pret de break
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Tom Davies I THINK that Gatland made a terrible mistake in selecting Mike Phillips for first test against SA, so rather than admit it, he has dug his heels in and gone for broke with a lost cause.
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PRESIDENT Clinton has gone for broke. He could not have been clearer yesterday.