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Broken

1. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.

2. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.

3. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.

4. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships. The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken. (g. Eliot) The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, sat by his fire, and talked the night away. (Goldsmith)

5. Subdued; humbled; contrite. The sacrifices of god are a broken spirit. (Ps. Li. 17)

6. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.

7. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted. Her broken love and life.

8. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.

9. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.

10. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting. Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators. (Macaulay) broken ground.

(Science: geometry) The straight lines which join a number of given points taken in some specified order. Broken meat, fragments of meat or other 4a7

food. Broken number, a fraction. Broken weather, unsettled weather.

Origin: From break.


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