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Meaning of BROKE

Pronunciation:  browk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
 

BROKE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bust, poor, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Broke\, v. i. [See {Broker}, and cf. {Brook}.]
    1. To transact business for another. [R.] --Brome.
    
    2. To act as procurer in love matters; to pimp. [Obs.]
    
             We do want a certain necessary woman to broke
             between them, Cupid said.             --Fanshawe.
    
             And brokes with all that can in such a suit Corrupt
             the tender honor of a maid.           --Shak.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Broke\ (br[=o]k),
    imp. & p. p. of {Break}.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bankrupt, beat, beggared, broken, busted, dead, destitute, down-and-out, failed, flat, flat broke, hard up, impoverished, in receivership, indigent, insolvent, needy, on the rocks, on the skids, oofless, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken, ruined, short, stone-broke, stony, strapped, up against it
 

 

 

 

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