1. [Adjective]: (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"

2. [Adjective]: physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed; "a broken mirror"; "a broken tooth"; "a broken leg"; "his neck is broken"; "children from broken homes"; "a broken marriage"; "a broken heart"

3. [Adjective]: not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"

4. discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine"

5. destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"

6. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"

7. subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

8. tamed or trained to obey; "a horse broken to the saddle"; "this old nag is well broken in"

9. lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"

10. out of working order (`busted'' is an informal substitute for `broken''); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"

11. weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism"

12. imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English"

13. topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

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