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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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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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