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Definition of 'broken'

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Councillor Steel's conversation, though as full as ever of complaint and accusation, did not seem to have broken any new ground. Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)The ground was treacherous, pockmarked with deep holes, dead soldiers and broken horses. Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)Beside a bank was a huge pile of loose bricks, broken concrete, twisted metal. James Grippando A KING'S RANSOM (2001)

Synonyms of 'broken'

failed, ruined, wrecked, unsuccessful
imperfect, halting, hesitating, stammering
smashed, destroyed, burst, shattered
defective, not working, ruined, imperfect
violated, forgotten, ignored, disregarded
defeated, beaten, crushed, humbled
fractured, cracked, splintered
cut, wounded, pierced, punctured

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Translations for 'broken'

British English: broken /ˈbrəʊkən/ ADJECTIVE
A broken line is not continuous but has gaps in it.
...a broken blue line.
  • American English: broken
  • Arabic: مَكْسور
  • Brazilian Portuguese: quebrado
  • Chinese: 不连贯的
  • Croatian: slomljen
  • Czech: rozbitý
  • Danish: knækket
  • Dutch: gebroken
  • European Spanish: discontinuo
  • Finnish: rikkinäinen
  • French: cassé
  • German: zerbrochen
  • Greek: σπασμένος
  • Italian: interrotto
  • Japanese: 壊れた
  • Korean: 부서진
  • Norwegian: ødelagt
  • Polish: połamany
  • European Portuguese: quebrado
  • Romanian: întrerupt
  • Russian: прерывистый
  • Spanish: roto
  • Swedish: trasig
  • Thai: เส้นประ
  • Turkish: kırık
  • Ukrainian: зламаний
  • Vietnamese: bị vỡ

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