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Broken

Definition

[adj] physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"
[adj] (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"
[adj] 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"
[adj] lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"
[adj] (meteorology) discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"
[adj] out of working order; "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken' as in"the coke machine is busted")
[adj] destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
[adj] weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"
[adj] 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"
[adj] imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"
[adj] subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
[adj] topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"
[adj] tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"


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Antonyms

kept, unbroken