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broken-down

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌbrəʊ.kənˈdaʊn/ us    /ˌbroʊ-/
Something that is broken-down does not now work: a broken-down washing machine
Translations of “broken-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 損壞的,不能工作的…
in Russian сломанный…
in Turkish çalışmaz durumda, bozuk, atıl durumda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 损坏的,不能工作的…
in Polish zepsuty, podupadły…
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