broken broken  /b ˈroʊ kən/


  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) physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
  15. (adj) not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
  16. (adj) subdued or brought low in condition or status
  17. (adj) (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded
  18. (adj) tamed or trained to obey
  19. (adj) topographically very uneven
  20. (adj) imperfectly spoken or written
  21. (adj) thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
  22. (adj) weakened and infirm
  23. (adj) destroyed financially
  24. (adj) out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
  25. (adj) discontinuous
  26. (adj) lacking a part or parts
  27. (n) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  28. (n) an unexpected piece of good luck
  29. (n) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  30. (n) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  31. (n) a pause from doing something (as work)
  32. (n) the act of breaking something
  33. (n) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  34. (n) breaking of hard tissue such as bone
  35. (n) the occurrence of breaking
  36. (n) an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
  37. (n) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
  38. (n) (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving
  39. (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  40. (n) a sudden dash
  41. (n) any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare
  42. (n) an escape from jail
  43. (v) terminate
  44. (v) become separated into pieces or fragments
  45. (v) render inoperable or ineffective
  46. (v) ruin completely
  47. (v) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
  48. (v) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  49. (v) move away or escape suddenly
  50. (v) scatter or part
  51. (v) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  52. (v) prevent completion
  53. (v) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
  54. (v) make submissive, obedient, or useful
  55. (v) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  56. (v) surpass in excellence
  57. (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
  58. (v) come into being
  59. (v) stop operating or functioning
  60. (v) interrupt a continued activity
  61. (v) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing
  62. (v) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
  63. (v) lessen in force or effect
  64. (v) be broken in
  65. (v) come to an end
  66. (v) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
  67. (v) cause to give up a habit
  68. (v) give up
  69. (v) come forth or begin from a state of latency
  70. (v) happen or take place
  71. (v) cause the failure or ruin of
  72. (v) invalidate by judicial action
  73. (v) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  74. (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  75. (v) reduce to bankruptcy
  76. (v) change directions suddenly
  77. (v) emerge from the surface of a body of water
  78. (v) break down, literally or metaphorically
  79. (v) do a break dance
  80. (v) exchange for smaller units of money
  81. (v) destroy the completeness of a set of related items
  82. (v) make the opening shot that scatters the balls
  83. (v) separate from a clinch, in boxing
  84. (v) go to pieces
  85. (v) break a piece from a whole
  86. (v) become punctured or penetrated
  87. (v) pierce or penetrate
  88. (v) be released or become known; of news


  • Pinned under the wreckage, she dug her way out with two broken arms, a broken finger, a gunshot wound, torn knee ligaments, an eye glued shut with blood, and other injuries.


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    Broken Arrow holding emergency City Council meeting
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  3. Broken Arrow water results delayed, boil order remains

    Broken Arrow water results delayed, boil order remains
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    on Mar 17, 2005 By: Sammy Sosa Source:

  2. "It is clear that Sen. Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that he should now step down," McCain said. "I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will be spurred by these events to redouble their efforts to end this kind of...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. "If our laws were broken, leading to this death and destruction, my solemn pledge is that we will bring those responsible to justice ," Obama said.
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Houston Chronicle

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