broken

I UK [ˈbrəʊkən] / US [ˈbroʊkən] adjective **
1)
a) a broken bone has a crack in it

He had several broken ribs and a suspected broken leg.

b) a broken object has been damaged and is in two or more pieces

Nearly all the houses had broken windows.

Be careful not to step on the broken glass.

Fill the bottom of the dish with broken biscuits.

a broken fingernail

2) if a machine is broken, it is not working correctly

You can't use the microwave – it's broken.

He's mended that broken clock.

3) literary if your heart is broken, you feel extremely sad because a relationship with someone you love has ended or because someone has died

Her husband died, and she died soon afterwards of a broken heart.

4)
a) used for describing a situation in which you do not do what you promised, agreed, or hoped

He referred to his country as the land of broken dreams.

a string of broken promises

b) a broken relationship has failed
broken marriages:

I'd had two broken marriages by the time I was 30.

a broken engagement

5)
a) a broken pattern or sound has spaces in it

a broken line

b) if you have broken sleep or a broken night, you sleep badly, waking up often
6) a broken person has lost all hope and enthusiasm, because of bad experiences

II UK / US
the past participle of break I

English dictionary. 2014.

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