Lingvanex Tranalator

Lingvanex Translator

Translate: Text, Voice, Camera


Meaning & Definition of Broken in English

English

Broken

/broʊkən/

adjective

1. Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

  • "A broken mirror"
  • "A broken tooth"
  • "A broken leg"
  • "His neck is broken"
    synonym:
  • broken

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • broken

3. Subdued or brought low in condition or status

  • "Brought low"
  • "A broken man"
  • "His broken spirit"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • crushed
  • ,
  • humbled
  • ,
  • humiliated
  • ,
  • low

4. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

  • "Broken (or unkept) promises"
  • "Broken contracts"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • unkept

5. Tamed or trained to obey

  • "A horse broken to the saddle"
  • "This old nag is well broken in"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • broken in

6. Topographically very uneven

  • "Broken terrain"
  • "Rugged ground"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • rugged

7. Imperfectly spoken or written

  • "Broken english"
    synonym:
  • broken

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • confused
  • ,
  • disordered
  • ,
  • upset

9. Weakened and infirm

  • "Broken health resulting from alcoholism"
    synonym:
  • broken

10. Destroyed financially

  • "The broken fortunes of the family"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • wiped out(p)
  • ,
  • impoverished

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • broken
  • ,
  • busted

12. Discontinuous

  • "Broken clouds"
  • "Broken sunshine"
    synonym:
  • broken

13. Lacking a part or parts

  • "A broken set of encyclopedia"
    synonym:
  • broken

Examples of using

I have two computers, but they're both broken. So now I'm using my sister's while she's away.
Your car has a broken taillight.
I have broken my favourite bracelet.