• smashed into pieces, crushed, no longer in working order
• broken is the past participle of break.
• an object that is broken has split into pieces or has cracked, usually because it has been hit or dropped.
• a bone in your body that is broken has cracked or split as a result of an accident or a blow.
• a broken tool or piece of machinery is damaged and no longer works.
• a broken line, sound, or process is interrupted rather than continuous.
• a broken promise or contract has not been kept or obeyed.
• a broken marriage has ended in divorce.
• if someone talks, for example, in broken french, they speak slowly and make a lot of mistakes because they do not know french very well.
• shattered; out of working order, got ruined (e.g.,"our dishwasher is broken-down"; "broken down car"); infirm, weak from illness or age (e.g., "a broken down horse")
• a broken-down vehicle or machine no longer works because it has something wrong with it.
• international language of science
• poor english
• family which has been separated (by death, divorce, etc.)
• discontinuous french, french that is imperfectly spoken
• ground that has been overturned for farming; new progress, advancement
• unrequited love, lost love
• someone who is broken-hearted is very sad and upset because they have had a serious disappointment.
• being extremely disappointed, being made sad
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