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Definition of Broken


  1. of Break
  2. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
  3. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
  4. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
  5. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
  6. Subdued; humbled; contrite.
  7. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
  8. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
  9. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
  10. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
  11. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
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Broken Translations

broken in Afrikaans is stukkend
broken in Dutch is defect, stuk, kapot
broken in German is kaputt, kaputt, geknickt, gebrochene, gebrochen
broken in Latin is concisus, infractus
broken in Portuguese is quebrado
broken in Spanish is defectuoso, estropeado, roto