Definition Of broken


(of a person) having given up all hope; despairing.

he went to his grave a broken man

having an uneven and rough surface.

broken ground

having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order.

a broken arm

having breaks or gaps in continuity.

a broken white line across the road

Example Of broken

  • About 750 of its residents are homeless, and many are sick, some with broken bones.

  • Arming myself with some broken furniture I crept back downstairs.

  • As I replied to a question in broken French, the people around me instantly became aware of my language barrier.

  • Because the weather is continuing in such a broken fashion, it will mean delays of up to five or six weeks for most farmers.

  • But we cannot count on election theft and broken promises to cancel each other out every time.

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