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English definition of “broken”

broken

adjective     /ˈbrəʊkən/
damaged , and no longer able to work : We can send the broken monitors for repair . Everywhere you look there are broken pipes and crumbling masonry .
interrupted or not continuous : On the chart , income is indicated by a solid line and expenses by a broken line .
used to describe a law , rule , or promise that is not obeyed or not kept : a broken promise a broken contract
(Definition of broken adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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