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English definition of “broken”

broken

adjective (DAMAGED)    /ˈbrəʊ.kən/ US  /ˈbroʊ-/
A2 damaged , no longer able to work : He attacked the man with a broken bottle . My watch is broken. Careful - there's broken glass on the floor .Not functioningIn bad condition [before noun] suffering emotional pain so great that it changes the way you live , usually as a result of an unpleasant event : He was a broken man after his wife died .Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of broken adjective (DAMAGED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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