broke

\ˈbrōk \

Definition of broke 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of break

broke

adjective

Definition of broke (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of broke in a Sentence

Adjective

She is broke and homeless. Can I borrow 10 dollars? I'm broke until payday.

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In 2017 and 2016, shows also broke records, with 6.4 percent of characters identifying as LGBTQ in 2017, up from 4 percent in 2016. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "2018 saw record growth in LGBTQ roles on television," 26 Oct. 2018 And like many celebrities who used to be really broke and now are very rich, Halsey never lets anyone pay for anything. Kimberly Cutter, Marie Claire, "How Did Halsey Get Here?," 13 July 2018 But the report says officers strained or broke regulations while confronting one core group of demonstrators, many of whom were dressed in full black and were part of a group called DisruptJ20. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Independent police group criticizes D.C. officers’ handling of Inauguration Day riots," 10 July 2018 Muguruza’s warm memories of that 2 hour 20 minute match against Kerber were little comfort against the free-swinging Van Uytvanck, who shifted to a go-for-broke strategy after coughing up a 4-2 lead in the first set. New York Times, "Garbiñe Muguruza and Marin Cilic Join the Wimbledon Exodus," 5 July 2018 Instead of creating a third jersey with a mixture of modern and classic designs the Coyotes decided to employ the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it strategy. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes reveal original black 'Kachina' sweaters as new third jersey," 22 June 2018 Sign up: Get Indiana's most insightful politics news sent straight to your inbox More: Here's why two Indiana school systems went broke. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Avon, Warren Township ask voters to raise property taxes to boost school funding," 26 Apr. 2018 As Coleman returns from a broken, James McCarthy is unfortunately just beginning his recovery after suffering a broke tibia and fibula during a recent collision with West Brom Salomon Rondon. SI.com, "Big Sam Confirms Seamus Coleman in Everton Squad for Leicester Clash After 10 Months Out," 29 Jan. 2018 But in China, where the dockless bike industry began from practically zero two years ago, at least two companies have gone broke in the past nine months. Rob Nikolewski, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How can dockless bike and scooter companies make money?," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of broke

Adjective

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for broke

Adjective

Middle English, alteration of broken

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The first known use of broke was in 1710

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broke

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of broke

: not having any money

broke

Kids Definition of broke

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of break

broke

adjective
\ˈbrōk \

Kids Definition of broke (Entry 2 of 2)

: having no money

broke

Medical Definition of broke 

past of break

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Legal Definition of broke 

past of break

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