broken-down

adjective
bro·​ken-down | \ ˈbrō-kən-ˈdau̇n How to pronounce broken-down (audio) \

Definition of broken-down

: worn-out, debilitated a broken-down old car

First Known Use of broken-down

1727, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of broken-down was in 1727

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“Broken-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broken-down. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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broken-down

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of broken-down

: in a bad or weak condition because of being old, not well cared for, etc.

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