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English definition of “broke”

broke

adj [after verb]     /brəʊk/ informal
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING without money : go broke Some of the merchants say they are unable to cut their expenses and are on the verge of going broke.
flat broke FINANCE, ACCOUNTING used to emphasize that someone or something has no money at all: A spokesman said that the credit crunch had left the company " flat broke".
go for broke to risk everything in the hope of having great success
(Definition of broke adj from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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