Meaning of broken

Definition of broken

(adj) physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"
not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"
topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"
imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"
thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"
weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"
destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"
discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"

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