broke

\ ˈbrōk How to pronounce broke (audio) \

Definition of broke

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense of break

broke

adjective

Definition of broke (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of broke in a Sentence

Adjective She is broke and homeless. Can I borrow 10 dollars? I'm broke until payday.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective They Fall broke, the announcement raised the eyebrows and, eventually, the ire of many people who were familiar with Stagecoach Mary’s biography. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 8 Nov. 2021 In the meantime, Neill — the lodge’s current president — said the Jack Daniel’s committee, intended as a fundraiser, had left the lodge just as broke. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Shortly after the news of the monarch's period of rest broke, supporters wrote a sweet message to her on a white board in the Tube underground station. Lanford Beard, PEOPLE.com, 29 Oct. 2021 John Caniglia reports the chases highlight the dysfunction of the broke and broken city, which lost nearly 50 percent of its population since 2000 and has less than 14,000 residents today. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 Rams mortgaging their future, but going for broke looks like shrewd business in today's NFL Congress is asking questions of the NFL. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2021 Bryson DeChambeau provided must-see TV in his first Ryder Cup match of the weekend, showcasing the power and go-for-broke style that mark him as one of the game's most dynamic players. Steve Megargee, ajc, 25 Sep. 2021 This time around, Fertitta could have ended up going broke under $4.6 billion in debt accumulated to build his empire. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 In the deciding fifth game of the 2018 semifinals, Bird, wearing a mask due to a broke nose, had a 14-point fourth quarter in Seattle's 94-84 win over Phoenix. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 26 Sep. 2021

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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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“Broke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broke. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce broke (audio) \

Kids Definition of broke (Entry 2 of 2)

: having no money

broke

Medical Definition of broke

past of break

broke

Legal Definition of broke

past of break

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