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"broke" in British English

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brokeverb

uk   /brəʊk/ us   /broʊk/
past simple of break

brokeadjective [after verb]

uk   /brəʊk/ us   /broʊk/ informal
without money: I can't afford to go on holiday this year - I'm (flat) broke. Many small businesses went broke (= lost all their money) during the recession.
(Definition of broke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"broke" in American English

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broke

us   /broʊk/
  • broke (BREAK)

past simple of break

brokeadjective

us   /broʊk/ infml
  • broke adjective (POOR)

without money: I can’t go to the movies – I’m flat broke. Is Social Security going broke (= changing to a condition in which it has no money)?
(Definition of broke from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"broke" in Business English

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brokeadj [after verb]

uk   /brəʊk/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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