broke broke  /b ˈroʊk/


  1. (v) cease an action temporarily
  2. (v) interrupt the flow of current in
  3. (v) undergo breaking
  4. (v) find a flaw in
  5. (v) find the solution or key to
  6. (v) change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
  7. (v) happen
  8. (v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  9. (v) crack; of the male voice in puberty
  10. (v) fall sharply
  11. (v) fracture a bone of
  12. (v) diminish or discontinue abruptly
  13. (v) weaken or destroy in spirit or body
  14. (adj) lacking funds
  15. (n) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  16. (n) an unexpected piece of good luck
  17. (n) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  18. (n) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  19. (n) a pause from doing something (as work)
  20. (n) the act of breaking something
  21. (n) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  22. (n) breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  23. (n) the occurrence of breaking
  24. (n) an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
  25. (n) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  26. (n) (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
  27. (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  28. (n) a sudden dash
  29. (n) any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
  30. (n) an escape from jail
  31. (v) terminate
  32. (v) become separated into pieces or fragments
  33. (v) render inoperable or ineffective
  34. (v) ruin completely
  35. (v) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  36. (v) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  37. (v) move away or escape suddenly
  38. (v) scatter or part
  39. (v) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  40. (v) prevent completion
  41. (v) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  42. (v) make submissive, obedient, or useful
  43. (v) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  44. (v) surpass in excellence
  45. (v) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  46. (v) come into being
  47. (v) stop operating or functioning
  48. (v) interrupt a continued activity
  49. (v) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  50. (v) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  51. (v) lessen in force or effect
  52. (v) be broken in
  53. (v) come to an end
  54. (v) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  55. (v) cause to give up a habit
  56. (v) give up
  57. (v) come forth or begin from a state of latency
  58. (v) happen or take place
  59. (v) cause the failure or ruin of
  60. (v) invalidate by judicial action
  61. (v) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  62. (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  63. (v) reduce to bankruptcy
  64. (v) change directions suddenly
  65. (v) emerge from the surface of a body of water
  66. (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  67. (v) do a break dance
  68. (v) exchange for smaller units of money
  69. (v) destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  70. (v) make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  71. (v) separate from a clinch, in boxing
  72. (v) go to pieces
  73. (v) break a piece from a whole
  74. (v) become punctured or penetrated
  75. (v) pierce or penetrate
  76. (v) be released or become known; of news


  1. For weeks, Obama has been using the phrase about going broke for getting sick.
  2. Jamaica's Usain Bolt broke the 100m world record with ease.
  3. Agnes Geraghty, of the same, broke breast stroke records of 50 yds.


  1. 'We’re Not Broke' film comes from Sundance to Lewes June 27

    Delaware Americans for Democratic Action is hosting a free community film screening of the film "We’re Not Broke,"which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in the Upper Screening Room at Movies at Midway. The Christian Science Monitor reported, "'We're Not Broke' ranks No. 1 of the top five documentary films getting buzz at Sundance." Noah Nelson of The ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Cape Gazette

  2. Mandela's ambulance broke down, leaving him stranded for 40 minutes

    PRETORIA, South Africa, June 22 (UPI) -- An ambulance taking Nelson Mandela to a hospital broke down, leaving the former South African president stranded for about 40 minutes, officials confirmed.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Young, Broke and Single? If so, Oklahoma City might be the place for you

    If you’re young, broke and single, Oklahoma City might be the place for you. has compiled a list of the “Best Cities in America to be Young, Broke and Single” and lists Oklahoma city at No. 10. “Too often, this neck of the woods only makes headlines for its twisters and NBA franchise. Still, the University of Oklahoma rests just a stone’s throw away in Norman. And if you love ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman


  1. "North Korea broke the rules once more by testing a rocket that could be used for a long-range missile," Mr Obama told a crowd in the Czech capital, Prague. "This provocation underscores the need for action - not just this afternoon at the UN...
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

  2. "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs," Lohan said in a statement. "I broke the law and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case."
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: Washington Post

  3. "That was as tough a second-round match as there is in this tournament right now - he's well versed on how to play on grass," said Roddick. "In the first set I played well but the game he broke me on was one of the best return games someone...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Andy Roddick Source:

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