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Definitions of broke

  1. lacking funds; "` skint' is a British slang term"
  2. A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
  3. To transact business for another.
  4. To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp.
  5. imp. & amp; p. p. of Break.
  6. imp. & p. p. of Break.
  7. Past tense and past participle of the verb break.
  8. Pa. t. and old pa. p. of BREAK.
  9. Of to break.
  10. Imp. broken, pp., of BREAK, v.
  11. To transact business for or by others.
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Quotes of broke

  1. For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends. – Jim Carrey
  2. Since September 11, security has been increased everywhere, and we have new IDs to get on to the Fox lot. I drove to the security gate, but realized I'd left my ID in my other car. I just broke into that voice- 'Hey, man, I'm Bart Simpson. Who else sounds like this?' The guard waved me through. – Nancy Cartwright
  3. If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen. – Sam Ervin
  4. I've always thought if it's not broke why fix it? – Tim Hardaway
  5. There are a lot of myths about my injuries. They say I have broken every bone in my body. Not true. But I have broken 35 bones. I had surgery 14 times to pin and plate. I shattered my pelvis. I forget all of the things that have broke – Evel Knievel
  6. Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus which is the business of politics. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. – Timothy R. Minnich
  7. Anyway, it fell through because they ran out of money. That was when I learned not to waste your time getting your hopes up or to believe something until it actually happens. We broke up for various reasons, but it was a good band. Jim and Don produced some magical music. – Jamie Muir
  8. We had our first earthquake over here recently. That was a bizarre feeling. I just became disoriented and I remember my dad freaking out. Nothing broke or anything. – Ashley Scott
  9. You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living. – Casey Stengel
  10. When Julia and I broke up and I was really scared to go into a market or anywhere because I thought, 'Oh God, everyone must hate me. And that wasn't the case. People said, 'I'm sorry this happened, man. Are you alright?' – Kiefer Sutherland
  11. Red Skelton... I broke into tears when I met him. – Rip Taylor
  12. The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance. – Sid Vicious
  13. When I finished school, I took my entire life savings- $5, 000- and invested it in a business. I was young. I was inexperienced. But I was an entrepreneur, and I was proud. And in six weeks, I was broke – Mark Warner
  14. I've always found it very sanitary to be broke – Orson Welles

Usage examples for broke

  1. And again he broke into a laugh. – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  2. " Here Paula broke in. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. I-" She broke off suddenly. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. A. I heard them say, when they broke in, they wanted a strange Indian. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  5. A light broke upon me. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. Then he broke into a little laugh. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. And then the great day broke – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  8. I'm tired and broke and hungry. – Master of the Moondog by Stanley Mullen
  9. Her husband's voice broke – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  10. For the first time her face broke into a smile, for she had almost forgotten how to smile. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  11. " Then I'm not going to listen to it," broke in Tom; " I'm not serious, and I won't be serious, and no one shall make me serious to- night. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  12. You know I'm broke – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  13. The party broke up at a late hour, and Sam and Cleary walked back together to the hotel. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  14. A great light broke over Pat's face. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. It broke down again and again. – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  16. It was the other thing that broke me up. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. At this point the boy's voice broke up and there was silence for some moments in the office. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  18. Emil, however, broke in quickly: " Perhaps you will have a little time to spare for me, too? – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  19. As she looked at me, a smile broke slowly over her face. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  20. I broke the silence to ask. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson

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